HC Deb 15 June 1972 vol 838 cc377-8W
61. Mr. John E. B. Hill

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what arrangements are being made to obtain estimates of expenditure for purposes of rate support grant in 1974–75 by the new metropolitan districts.

Mr. Graham Page

Under the present rate support grant system my right hon. Friend is required to forecast the total relevant expenditure of all local authorities in England and Wales, but not to forecast separately for any particular authority or class of authorities. We are still considering with the local authorities associations possible changes to the grant system in 1974, but there is no proposal to alter the forecasting procedures.

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