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Local Authorities (Production And Supply Of Heat)

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in respect of section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966, if there is a common form by which local authorities apply for grants under the said section; and if he will place in the Library the claims for grant and all supporting documents submitted in 1979–80 by the following local authorities (a) Avon county council, (b) Bedfordshire county council (c) Berkshire county council (d) Aylesbury Vale district council, (e) city of Birmingham district council, (f) Blackburn borough council and (g) Wolverhampton Metropolitan borough council.

Local authorities provide details of their claims for grant under section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966, and estimates of future eligible expenditure, in a standard form (a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member). However applications concerning the eligibility of new posts for grant, (section 11 grant is available only on staff costs) are dealt with by correspondence and vary according to the nature of the post.It would not be appropriate to place in the Library details of correspondence between the Home Office and individual local authorities, but I will write to the hon. Member with the details of the eligible expenditure in 1978–79, on which the local authorities referred to submitted claims for grant in 1979–80.