HC Deb 23 November 1983 vol 49 cc218-9W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consultations he has had with the Liverpool city council concerning expenditure targets for 1984–85; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Patrick Jenkinl

I announced provisional expenditure targets for 1984–85 for all authorities on 1 August 1983. Since then, I have received a written representation from Liverpool city council requesting exemption from any arrangements for grant abatement in 1984–85 of certain expenditure under the urban programme. I shall give careful consideration to this and all other representations about targets before taking any decisions on the 1984–85 rate support grant settlement.