HC Deb 22 March 1989 vol 149 c640W
69. Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the rate support grant for Basildon district council 1989–90.

Mr. Gummer

Basildon district council is not entitled to block grant in 1989–90. Its block grant position has not changed since 1988–89. Basildon's proposed 74 per cent. rate increase cannot, therefore, be justified by changes in its block grant.