HC Deb 30 April 1987 vol 115 c186W
Mr. Philip Oppenheim

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when the first rate support grant supplementary report 1978–88 will be published.

Mr. Ridley

I have laid this report before the House today.

The main purpose of the report is to honour the undertaking given on 30 October in the House of Commons by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education to increase the expenditure provision for local authorities by £460 million and block grant by £183 million to cover the increased cost of school teachers' pay. The report would also make a small number of changes to authorities' grant-related expenditure assessments to take account of new information on capital allocations for personal social services and waste disposal, and boundary changes made on 1 April 1986 and 1 April 1987.

My Department is sending a copy of the report and tables showing exemplifications of likely revised grant entitlements to all local authorities and the local authority associations. Copies are being placed in the Library of the House of Commons and in the Vote Office.