HC Deb 13 November 1964 vol 701 cc116-7W
Lord Balniel

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will give an assurance that the memorandum on the financial problems of rapidly expanding counties, submitted by Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Sussex, West, and Warwickshire, will be considered in the comprehensive review now being undertaken into local government finances.

Mr. Crossman


Mr. Crowder

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what action he will take to relieve ratepayers of part of their rates burden; and what reforms he proposes in the rating system.

Mr. Crossman

I must ask the hon. Member to await the outcome of the Government's examination of the whole question of local government finance, including the rating system, referred to by my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary on 10th November.