§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what advice the Government have received from the Audit Commission and from the Government Actuary's department about the proposal that in future local authorities should not be allowed to fund fully their obligations to future pensioners, but should be restricted to 75 per cent. of this obligation.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
[holding answer 28 November 1989]: The proposals for funding the payment of pensions increases, as well as basic pensions in the local government superannuation scheme, have been developed in full consultation with the Government Actuary's department. They have been the subject of consultation with various bodies, including the Audit Commission.