HC Deb 06 February 1981 vol 998 cc229-30W
Mr. Iain Mills

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, (1) if he will set out the effect of the Government's 1980–81 rate support grant for Solihull Metropolitan borough council in relation to other councils in the Midlands and in similar areas elsewhere; and if he will make a statement;

(2) if he will make clear the detailed calculation of the block grant for the rate support grant settlement for Solihull metropolitan council in comparasion with the Birmingham city council;

(3) if he will outline the details of the Government's decision on finance in respect of the rate support grant for the Solihull metropolitan borough, giving the effect of his reductions in local authority expenditure in late 1980 and in the current grant settlement combined.

Mr. King

I will answer these questions shortly.