§ Mr. Betts
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the level of capital receipts held by each local authority at the end of year 1991–92 and which they are unable to spend according to current rates, together with the level of capital spending by each authority in 1991–92.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
[holding answer 30 November 1992]: Local authorities are not required to identify the reserved part of capital receipts from other amounts which have been set aside as provision to meet credit liabilities (PCL). Information on the total amount set aside as PCL at 31 March 1992 is not yet available. The most comprehensive information relates to 31 March 1991: this is in the Library of the House.
I am arranging for provisional information on gross capital expenditure in 1991–92, as reported to the Department by local authorities, to be placed in the Library of the House.