§ Sir J. Eden
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what is the estimated total amount of grant payable in 1964–65 under Section 1 of the Rating (Interim Relief) Act, 1964, to rating authorities in whose areas more than one-tenth of the population is over the age of 65 years; and when he proposes to make the first payments on account.
§ Sir K. Joseph
The estimated total amount of grant payable in 1964–65 is £5,161,500, and Parliament will be asked to sanction the expenditure by means of a Supplementary Estimate to be presented in due course. I propose to make advance payments, amounting to about £2,581,000 before the end of the month. Pending the voting of Supply, these payments will be made from money advanced from the Civil Contingencies Fund.