HC Deb 09 July 1984 vol 63 c435W
Mr. Murphy

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give consideration to the inclusion of a new town factor in the formula for calculation of rate support grant.

Mr. Waldegrave

I would be glad to consider any new proposals for changes in grant-related expenditure assessments (GREs) for individual services provided by local authorities with new towns in their areas.

Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Environment what allowance is made in determining rate support grant for the age of the rating valuation assessments currently in force.

Mr. Waldegrave

I refer the hon. Member to the reply he received from my right hon. Friend on 29 June at column551.