HC Deb 03 December 1968 vol 774 cc410-1W
Mr. Ashton

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government, in view of the closure of Firbeck Colliery, Nottinghamshire, on 31st December, if he will take steps to make a rate deficiency grant to offset the annual loss in rate income to Workshop Rural District Council.

Mr. Skeffington

Any reduction in the rate income of Worksop Rural District Council due to the closure of the colliery will be taken into account in the calculation of the resources element of rate support grant and will increase the amount otherwise payable.