§ 26. Mr. Marks
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from local authority associations on the subject of the Rate Support Grant (Increase) Order 1974–75 and the Rate Support Grant Order 1975–76; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Oakes
My right hon. Friend met the local authority associations on 28th October and received various representations. Negotiations are proceeding and it is hoped to announce proposals at the end of this month.