§ Mr. Michael Cocks
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what efforts have been made by his Department to inform the residents of North Somerset and South Gloucestershire in the new county of Avon that the new Bristol District Council will not have the same resources as the present Bristol City Council.219W
§ Mr. Graham Page
The rateable value of Bristol will not be changed by local government reorganisation. The grant resources of the new authorities will depend on the new grant arrangements on which I am now consulting the local authority associations.