HC Deb 09 July 1986 vol 101 cc186-7W
Dr. Twinn

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he intends to make orders under section 48(5) of the Local Government Act 1985 to set limits for expenditure in any year by the London boroughs grant scheme and similar schemes elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

Sir George Young

No. My right hon. Friend has decided that orders are not necessary for 1986–87. Where collective schemes have been established they are already operating on the basis of agreed budgets. My right hon. Friend would, however, reconsider this decision should any scheme propose to increase its budget significantly in the course of this financial year. For the moment, my right hon. Friend has come to no conclusion on whether orders will be needed for 1987–88.