§ Mr. Collick
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what amount of grant will be available to the rating authority in Birkenhead in respect of old people under the Rating (Interim Relief) Act.
§ Sir K. Joseph
I cannot estimate how much any local authority will receive in total as a result of the Act because this; will depend in part on the use which they make of their powers to remit rates on grounds of hardship.
I estimate the grant payable to the council under Section 1 of the Act for 1964–65 at about £6,650. This figure is based on 1961 data and is subject to revision in the light of later information.