asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether it is his intention to curtail the powers of local authorities to assist local industry and job creation by the use of section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972; and if he will make a statement.
I refer the hon. Member to my statement on 11 February in reply to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Devizes (Mr. Morrison) [Vol. 17, c. 465–6].
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report all the powers, programmes, incentives, schemes, subsidies, grants, or special payments currently available to local authorities for the purpose of stimulating local employment and job creation, indicating in each case the financial limitations, if any.
This answer can only be provided at disproportionate cost.