HC Deb 22 March 1999 vol 328 c4W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the local authorities to which Ministers have written urging greater spending on local services within their portfolio area. [77958]

Mr. Hutton

Ministers have extensive correspondence with local authorities which includes advice on additional resources for personal social services. However, I am not aware of any letters specifically urging greater spending on local services.