HC Deb 17 January 1975 vol 884 cc186-7W
Mr. Gorst

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what studies he is currently making into the possibility of indexing rates with inflation.

Mr. John Silkin

The committee which my right hon. Friend has appointed to examine local government finance under Mr. Layfield's chairmanship will be examining, amongst other aspects of local government finance, the effect on rates of inflation and will be making recommendations.