HC Deb 10 June 1980 vol 986 cc156-7W
Mr. David Watkins

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what provisions he is making in the rate support grant to assist local authorities deprived substantially of income through the closure of major industrial plants.

Mr. King

:The rate support grant mechanism already compensates, through the resources element, for loss of rateable value and will continue to do so under our proposals for block grant.