HC Deb 19 June 1974 vol 875 c198W
Mr. Urwin

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what form of consultation he proposes to employ with local authorities on the future structure of Government grants; and when the consultation will begin.

Mr. John Silkin

I am considering with my colleagues the form of a possible independent inquiry into local government finance including the basis of central Government support. We met the local authority associations last week to discuss the issues.