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Local Government Expenditure

Volume 894: debated on Friday 27 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is considering the containment of local government expenditure by way of the rate support grant or by requiring rating authorities to fix a maximum increase in their precept for 1976–77.

I shall be discussing the growth of local authority expenditure with the Consultative Council on Local Government Finance and in the context of the RSG settlement.