HC Deb 21 March 2000 vol 346 c525W
16. Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will bring forward measures to compensate local authorities for national pay awards above inflation through an appropriate contribution to the block grant; and if he will make a statement. [114023]

Dr. Reid

The Scottish Executive have the responsibility for determining the level of support which it makes available to local authorities in Scotland. The total budget that is available to the Scottish Executive for this and other purposes is determined in accordance with the Statement of Funding Policy published by HM Treasury in March 1999.

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