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South Yorkshire County Council (Grant)

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what reply he has sent to the Association of Metropolitan Authorities in response to its protest against his refusal to pay the £5 million due to South Yorkshire County Council in respect of transport support grant.

I met representatives of the association on 17th February 1977, when there was a full discussion of the events that led to the allocation of South Yorkshire County Council's transport supplementary grant for 1977–78. Amongst other things, I reminded the association that South Yorkshire's expenditure proposals had exceeded in total its fair share of available resources. I said that in all respects the county council had been treated in the same way as the other authorities.