HC Deb 27 March 1968 vol 761 c297W
Mr. Adam Hunter

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local authorities in Scotland have reduced, or have informed him that they intend to reduce or intend to hold steady, their rates in 1968–69 because of the domestic element of the rate support grant.

Mr. Ross

Information about rates in 1968–69 will not be available until the autumn, after local authorities have considered their budgets and determined rate poundages. Because of the domestic element of rate support grant, householders' rates in each area will be 1s. 8d. in the £ less than the general rate.