HC Deb 16 February 1977 vol 926 c232W
35. Mr. Neubert

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consult the CBI over the rate support grant in 1977–78.

Mr. Shore

There would be little point in consultations over an order which has already been approved by the House. The CBI has made no approach to me, but I would always be willing to consider any matters of local government finance it wished to raise with me.