§ Mr. Callaghan
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what conclusions were reached by the working party set up to consider changes in the distribution of the general grant under Section 15 of the Local Government Act, 1958.
§ Mr. Brooke
As regards the distribution of general grant under Section 1 of the Act of 1958, I would refer to the General Grant Order, 1960, and the Report under Section 1 (6) now laid before the House. As regards the transitional payments under Section 15, the Grants and Rates (Transitional Adjustments) Regulations, 1960, also now laid, provide for the payment to losing authorities of 80 per cent. of their assessed loss for 1961–62 and 70 per cent. for 1962–63.