§ Mr. Ridley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether any of the cuts announced in the Budget will fall upon the rate support grant; and what estimate he has made of the grant for 1976–77.
§ Mr. John Silkin
None of the cuts will fall on the rate support grant for 1975–76. The amount of grant for 1976–77 will be based on the estimate of relevant expenditure for that year. This estimate will take account of the proposed reductions in expenditure.