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Local Authority Expenditure

Volume 79: debated on Wednesday 22 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland against which authorities he proposes to take action on the grounds of excessive and unreasonable expenditure.

I have decided to initiate action in terms of section 5 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1966 in respect of Edinburgh district council on the grounds that its planned expenditure for 1985–86 is excessive and unreasonable. A letter has today been sent to the council proposing a rate reduction of 5·2p and inviting it to make representations about the proposed reduction.