HC Deb 08 March 1996 vol 273 c383W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will estimate the reductions in expenditure that will be made in each of the next 10 years as a result of the reorganisation of local government in Wales, on the basis of extrapolated past costs. [19284]

Mr. Gwilym Jones

It is for councils to decide how much they spend. The level of savings from the reorganisation will depend on their decisions. My right hon. Friend will take this decision on the level of total standard spending for 1997–98 as part of the forthcoming public expenditure round.