§ Mr. Colvin
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, in preparing his legislation to penalise excessive rate increases by local authorities, he will consider the effect on the authorities' costs of agreements between unions and authorities which unreasonably benefit the authorities' employees.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
We shll be publishing our proposals for rate limitation shortly. I would ask my hon. Friend to await the White Paper to see how far the proposals will meet his particular concerns.