HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 cc189-90W
Mr. Skinner

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any proposals to allow district councils to use more of their capital receipts to combat problems facing rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nicholls

No. The rules on capital receipts in the new capital finance system enable us to target resources more effectively on the needs facing all local authorities.