HC Deb 04 June 1996 vol 278 c410W
21. Mrs. Anne Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to give councils the powers to set their own spending limits. [29792]

Sir Paul Beresford

We will soon begin to consider the details of the next year's local government finance settlement, including capping. Once we have reached decisions on the local government settlement for next year, they will be announced in the normal way.