HC Deb 22 July 1987 vol 120 c254W
13. Mr. Ingram

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he intends to increase the percentage level of rate support grant paid by his Department to Scottish local authorities in the next financial year.

Mr. Lang

My right hon. and learned Friend hopes to make an announcement very soon about expenditure provision and grant for Scottish local authorities in 1988–89.

40. Mr. O'Neill

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will be meeting the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities to discuss the rate support grant settlement for next year.

Mr. Rifkind

I will be meeting the convention on Monday 12 October and Friday 4 December to complete my consultations with it on rate support grant for 1988–89.