asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government on what principles he estimates the relative needs of urban as compared with rural local authorities for capital expenditure on the making up of private streets; and how much was allocated last year for the urban authorities of Lancashire.
Only the most urgent private street works can be authorised under present circumstances, and each case is examined on its merits, irrespective of whether the area is urban or rural. About £290,000 worth of private street works were allowed in the urban areas of Lancashire last year.
Is the Minister satisfied that too much work is not being done in urban areas at the expense of rural areas where the need is very great?
I should not like to encourage rivalry. We must try to be fair.