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Bedfordshire County Council

Volume 893: debated on Tuesday 17 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the estimated capital debt of the Bedfordshire County Council; and up to what figure may the county borrow during the next financial year.

The gross loan debt of Bedfordshire County Council at 31st March 1975 is estimated to be £42·5 million. Local authorities are not given an overall borrowing authorisation for each financial year. What they may borrow depends upon the total of approvals given for a variety of purposes.