HC Deb 24 May 1979 vol 967 c249W
Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he intends introducing in respect of the rate support grant for the current financial year to alleviate the increases that have incurred in the level of domestic rates in rural areas such as Cornwall: and if he will make a statement.

Mr. King

Local authorities have now fixed their rates for the current financial year on the basis of grant allocations provided for in the Rate Support Grant Order last December, and it is too late for changes in the grant distribution to affect the resulting increases.