§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will set out the financial basis on which he is inviting the London boroughs of Greenwich and Newham to take over the operation of the Woolwich ferry after the proposed abolition of the Greater London council.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The discussions in hand with local authority associations about grant arrangements following abolition include services such as the ferry, where costs will fall upon a limited number of boroughs. The Local Government Bill provides for appropriate adjustments to targets, if they continue, and to expenditure levels to reflect the actual geographical distribution of such post-GLC expenditure.