HC Deb 07 April 1971 vol 815 c144W
61. Mr. Leonard

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of local authorities known to his Department to have reduced their rate demands for 1971–72, and, in each case, the proportion by which they propose to reduce their accumulated balances.

Mr. Graham Page

I have not yet received from authorities details of their rate poundages for 1971–72. I do not collect information on whether authorities expect to add to or reduce their balances in any year because this is a matter entirely within their own discretion.