§ Mr. Oakes
Our immediate priority must be to improve the distribution of the rate support grant for 1975–76. But as my right hon. Friend told the hon. Member for Cirencester and Tewkesbury (Mr. Ridley) on 8th May—[Vol. 873, c. 145.]—he does not rule out the possibility of a more thoroughgoing long-term review of the rating system and I note my hon. Friend's suggestion.