HC Deb 16 February 1977 vol 926 c233W
46. Mr. Shepherd

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he intends to make any recommendations to the metropolitan county councils over the levels at which they set their rate precepts for 1977–78.

Mr. Guy Barnett

No. The joint departmental Circular (DOE 120/76) sets out as much guidance on rate levels as I think Government can usefully give for 1977–78.