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Rate Support Grant

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what assumptions have been made in determining the level of rate support grant about the outcome of the reference on teachers' pay at present before the Clegg Commission; and if he proposes to make a supplementary grant if the recommendation exceeds what he has allowed for.

The amount of rate support grant now determined reflects present pay and price levels. Additional grant will be payable in respect of future pay and price changes, within the cash limit. This is an overall limit on the amount of additional grant and makes no explicit assumption about the outcome of this or any other reference. The Government do not intend that the cash limit should be further adjusted.