HC Deb 30 July 1980 vol 989 c730W
30. Mr. Jim Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what further representations he has received from local authorities concerning the financial provisions of the Local Government, Planning and Land (No. 2) Bill; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Heseltine

At the invitation of my right hon, Friend the Minister of State the local authority associations submitted proposals for amending the block grant provisions in the Bill in May; we were able to accept some of these proposals and they were incorporated in the Bill at Report stage.