§ 35. Mr. Malone
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received from Grampian regional council concerning the calculation of its rate support grant; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ancram
Grampian regional council has made representations about the date at which the estimates of population and school pupil numbers used in the calculation of the client group assessments underlying the calculation of rate support grant were made. My right hon. Friend will bear these representations in mind, together with others received, during the course of his discussions with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities about the rate support grant settlement for 1985–86.