HC Deb 28 July 1976 vol 916 cc266-7W
Mr. Boscawen

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will increase the rate support grant cash limits for 1976–77 to take into account increases in local government expenditure resulting from the pay and price rises in excess of the 7 per cent. limit advised by his department.

Mr. Shore

The Government has already made it clear that, in the unlikely event of the rate of cost increases effecting local authority expenditure being substantially higher than that implied by the cash limit the Government would be prepared to review the position.