asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what communication he has recently received from the Ayr County Council on the question of borrowing for capital works; and what was the nature of his reply.
The Ayr County Council recently made representations about the current level of interest rates. Their attention has been drawn to the reply which my hon. Friend the Economic Secretary gave to the hon. Members for Kilmarnock (Mr. Ross) and Central Ayrshire (Mr. Manuel) on 8th March on this matter.