§ Mr. Clelland
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what will be the net effect at current prices, on the 1987–88 budgets of (a) Gateshead metropolitan borough council and (b) Newcastle city council, following his statement on rate support grant made to the House on Tuesday 22 July.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
As my right hon. Friend told the House on 22 July, it is not yet possible to give details about the rate support grant payable in 1987–88 to an individual authority; and it is of course open to those authorities which my right hon. Friend has selected for rate limitation for 1987–88 to apply for a retermination of their expenditure levels which he announced in his statement.