HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 c149W
35. Mr. Pickthall

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what are his latest plans for changes to the area cost adjustment. [17940]

Mr. Curry

We have commissioned research which may enable us to take a fresh look at the boundaries of the zones used in the calculation of the area cost adjustment. The findings of this research will be discussed with the local authority associations in the summer.

The local authority associations may put forward other possible methodology changes for discussion.