§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list for each of the boroughs and districts the borrowing limit for householders for 1991–92, 1992–93 and 1993–94, giving the increase or decrease as a percentage.
§ Mr. David Hunt
Details of Welsh local authorities' annual borrowing are not held centrally. The Local Government and Housing Act 1989 and regulations specify the sources from which each local authority may borrow and set parameters for temporary and longer term borrowing. The legislation requires the authority to determine annually the cash figure within which its borrowing is to be kept and the extent to which that may come from short term loans and from variable interest borrowing.