HC Deb 15 February 1971 vol 811 c348W
Mr. Marks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the estimated needs, resources and domestic rate support grants for 1971–72 for Lancashire County Council, Manchester County Borough, Denton and Audenshaw Urban District Councils.

Mr. Graham Page

The first estimate of the rate support grants for 1971–72 is as follows:

employed in local government; and what action he proposes to take to ensure it.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

Only in the manual workers group in local government does there appear to be differentiation between men and women, the rates of pay for women being currently lower than for men. However, this differentiation will be ended under a phased programme which will be completed before it is required by law in 1975.