HC Deb 08 April 1987 vol 114 cc277-8W
30. Mr. O'Neill

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met Convention of Scottish Local Authorities officials to discuss rates set for 1987–88.

Mr. Rifkind

I discussed the rate support grant settlement for 1987–88 with representatives of the convention on 12 December last year. Local authorities have only recently set their rates for 1987–88. I will be meeting the convention again on 27 April.