§ Mr. Thurnham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the current level of debt for each local authority in Greater Manchester; what was the figure for each year since 1988–89; and what are the equivalent figures for the whole of the Greater Manchester metropolitan area. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
I have nothing to add to the information contained in the letter from my noble Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Defence to the hon. Member dated 17 August 1995, a copy of which I have placed in the Library of the House.