§ Mr. Lightbown
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a statement about grant-related expenditure assessments for local authorities in England in 1986–87.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
In response to requests from the local authority associations and many individual authorities, I have sent to all local authorities in England details of their provisional GREs for 1986–87. Copies have been placed in the Library and in the Vote Office. For the first time this provides them with information about GREs some six weeks in advance of the RSG settlement.