HC Deb 20 July 1987 vol 120 c106W
Mr. Harry Greenway

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take measures to seek to reduce the spending of Ealing council; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Chope

The block grant system provides an incentive for local authorities to keep their spending under restraint. My right hon. Friend may also select the highest spending authorities for rate limitation and he intends to make an announcement on that before the summer recess.