§ 60. Ms. Harman
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will ensure that the grant-related expenditure of the London borough of Southwark is increased, if the Greater London council is abolished, to take account of the costs of developing Burgess park.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
When the GLC is abolished, the GREs of the London boroughs will be increased to take account of the additional functions they take on. I am currently consulting local government about the detailed financial arrangements. I will be glad to consider any specific representations which Southwark borough council wishes to make.