§ Mr. McBride
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs, if he will give a preliminary estimate of the grant which will be received by Swansea Borough Council in terms of the provisions of the Rating (Interim Relief) Bill.
§ Sir K. Joseph
I cannot estimate how much any local authority will receive in total as a result of the Bill, because this will depend in part on the use which they make of their powers to remit rates on grounds of hardship.25W
A preliminary estimate of the grant payable to the Council under Clause 1 of the Bill is £13,540. This figure is based on 1961 data and is subject to correction in the light of later information.