§ Ms Primarolo
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when Bristol city council will receive its supplementary credit approval for 1996–97; and what factors have led to the delay in its issue. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
[holding answer 16 February 1996]: Bristol city council was asked to reconsider whether the reorganisation in its area could be implemented more economically and was asked to submit a revised bid by the end of January. An allocation was made on 15 February.