§ Mr. Michael Cocks
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what additional financial help he is prepared to give towards the setting up of the new county of Avon, bearing in mind the difficulties of establishing a new administrative machine from scratch.
§ Mr. Graham Page
None. Local government reorganisation will in varying ways impose temporary additional administrative costs on many local authorities. Allowance has been made for this in the expenditure forecasts on which the grant total for 1974–75 is based.