HC Deb 19 January 1987 vol 108 c368W
Sir Hugh Rossi

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what effect his recent statements on the rate support grant and rate limitation will have upon ratepayers in the London borough of Haringey in the coming financial year.

Dr. Boyson

My right hon. Friend announced on 13 January that after the passing of the Local Government Finance Bill he intends to make the Rate Support Grant (England) Report 1987–88 under which Haringey will receive £69 million block grant—£18 million more than this year—if it spends at its expenditure level of £153 million, determined for it last July, and to determine a rate limit for Haringey of 239.27p, a reduction of 6 per cent. on its 1986–87 rate.

Mr. Leadbitter

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the effects of his statement on the rate support grant of 13 January, Official Report, column 147, on Cleveland county council, relative to the position as previously announced in his proposals of 3 December.

Mr. Chope

The effect of my right hon. Friend's announcement of 13 January on Cleveland county council is that it will receive £99 million block grant—an increase of £8 million from its position under my right hon. Friend's proposals of 3 December—if it spends at the settlement spending assumption.