HC Deb 10 December 1980 vol 995 cc404-5W
Mr. Lennox-Boyd

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he intends to implement the proposal made on 28 July to the consultative council on local government finance to damp down the effect of the new block grant system on district councils; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. King

I must ask my hon. Friend to await the announcement of the rate support grant settlement for 1981–82 on 16 December. I can assure my hon. Friend that we are mindful of the Association of District Councils' concern on this matter.