§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, in the case of Newark Borough Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and Newark and Southwell Rural District Councils, respectively, what is his estimate of the amount of rate support grant and other grants these authorities will receive in the years 1971–72 and 1972–73; what estimate he has made of the grants payable in those years on the basis that the formula operable in the year 1970–71 continued; what representations have been received from those authorities regarding his rate proposals; and what reply he has sent.
§ Mr. Graham Page
The first estimate of the rate support grants for 1971–72 is as follows:
The grants for 1971–72 and 1972–73 have not been estimated on the basis that the weightings in the formula operable in the year 1970–71 continued because those weightings are not relevant to the 265W later years. No representations have been received from these authorities on these matters.