§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what correspondence he has received from district councils in Gwynedd during the past month relative to rate support grants; and what reply he has sent.
§ Mr. Oakes
My Department has received a letter dated 20th June from Ynys Mon Borough Council about the effect on the council's finances of a possible reduction in the rating assessment of a large hereditament in its area. The Department replied on 2nd July, explaining the statutory provisions governing the calculation of the resources element of rate support grant and setting out the circumstances in which a significant reduction in an authority's aggregate effective rateable value would be taken into account in a recalculation of the resources element payable to the authority.