HC Deb 21 May 1979 vol 967 c68W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the April 1979 figures for average local authority rents and rates, and if he will also include the rates paid for water.

Mr. King

Provisional estimates for the financial year beginning April 1979 are as follows:

Mr. Heseltine

I intend to chair the next meeting of the partnership committee in Liverpool to discuss the achievements of the partnership with the leaders of the local authorities concerned. I shall make decisions about future plans in the light of that meeting and similar meetings elsewhere, and against the background of the Government's public expenditure plans.