HC Deb 24 November 1964 vol 702 cc152-3W
43. Sir D. Walker-Smith

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware of the adverse effect of the formula for the distribution of the general grant upon counties with populations expanding more rapidly than the average; and whether he will take action to remedy this.

Mr. Crossman

As I assured the House on Friday, 13th November, in reply to a Question by the hon. and noble Member for Hertford (Lord Balniel), the grievances expressed by the rapidly expanding counties are being considered as part of the general review of local government finance.