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Local Government Finance

Volume 932: debated on Thursday 19 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he intends to make in response to the report of the Layfield Committee on Local Government Finance.

The Government's proposals on the Layfield Committee's recommendations for Scotland are described in a Green Paper presented to Parliament today, together with that for England and Wales announced by my right hon. Friend. The views of interested organisations and individuals on the proposals outlined in the Green Paper should be conveyed to the Scottish Office by the end of September 1977. I regret that publication of printed copies of the Green Paper has been delayed by an industrial dispute.