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De-Rating Losses (Grants)

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 18 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Health if the losses in rate revenue suffered by local authorities from the operation of the de-rating legislation of 1929 will be a factor to be taken into account when allocating to local authorities the additional £10,000,000 per annum to be added to the block grant in the current and two following years.

No, Sir. The method of distribution of the supplementary grant is under consideration, but it is not contemplated that it will take into account the effect of the de-rating provisions of the Local Government Act, 1929.