HC Deb 24 October 1985 vol 84 c207W
28. Mr. Fox

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce 100 per cent. grant aid outside the rate support grant for the salaries of local authority emergency planning staff.

Mr. Giles Shaw

The items eligible for 100 per cent. grant aid were extended by the 1983 regulations to communications equipment and training, travelling and volunteers' expenses. We are assessing the effects of this and the implications of a further extension. My right hon. Friend will keep the House informed of progress.