HC Deb 16 October 1969 vol 788 cc132-3W
Mr. Silvester

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he proposes to raise the rate support grant to local authorities to match the increase in wages proposed by the Joint National Council for manual workers in local government; and by what amount.

Mr. Skeffington

Increases in pay which are unforeseen when a rate support grant order is made cannot be taken into account before the details of the award are settled and its cost can be quantified.