§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras on 14 November, Official Report, c. 310, he will quantify what poundage equivalent grant increase or decrease would be considered equitable by her Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
We are consulting local government on the principles for dealing with the financial consequences of the abolition of the GLC and the metropolitan county councils. It is too early to offer any figures for the effect on individual local authorities in 1986–87. But we will consider carefully any representations which individual authorities wish to make.