§ Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will announce the final rate support grant settlement for 1987–88.
§ Mr. Ridley
I have today laid before the House the rate support grant report for 1987–88. Individual authorities' entitlements to grant will be in line with the proposals I issued on 5 March. I have also laid the first rate support grant supplementary report for 1986–87, and the rate support grant supplementary report (No. 3) 1985–86.
I have also today formally notified the 20 authorities selected for rate limitation in 1987–88 of their rate limits for next year. There are no changes from those notified earlier this month. My right hon. Friends the Home Secretary, the Secretary of State for Education and Science and the Secretary of State for Transport have notified precept-limited authorities in similar terms.
Copies of the reports have been placed in the Vote Office and Libraries of the House.