HC Deb 18 March 1977 vol 928 c353W
Mr. Christopher Price

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how the method of rate equalisaion in Greater London will differ in 1977–78 from the system used in 1976–77; and how much more or less resources the new system will give to each London borough in 1977–78 than under the previous system.

Mr. Guy Barnett

The 1977–78 equalisation arrangements between London boroughs are in the main incorporated in the provisions of the 1976 Rate Support Grant Order, and are described in Appendix E of the Report to the House on that Order. The scope and design of these arrangements differ very significantly from those for 1976–77 and valid comparisons are not possible.