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Volume 171: debated on Wednesday 25 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what assessment he has made of the effect of his decisions on local authority expenditure on the speed with which the problem of dereliction faced by the Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster authorities will be resolved.

[holding answer 24 April 1990]: My right hon. Friend is of the view that, on the basis of all the information available to him, the caps which he proposed for authorities are reasonable and appropriate in all the circumstances of the authorities concerned, and are achieveable without disruption to services.