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Bill Presented

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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Local Government Finance (No 2)

Mr. Secretary Heseltine, supported by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Whitelaw, Mr. Secretary Edwards, the Attorney-General, and Mr. Tom King, presented a Bill to abolish supplementary rates and supplementary precepts; to require rates and precepts to be made or issued for complete financial years; to make further provision with respect to the borrowing powers of local authorities; to amend the provisions relating to adjustments of the distribution of block grant; to make new provision for auditing the accounts of local authorities and other public bodies; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time tomorrow and to be printed [Bill 41].