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Rate Support Grant

Volume 21: debated on Monday 5 April 1982

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the reduction in rate support grant to local authorities as a consequence of his decision to reduce national insurance surcharge is to be by the full amount of the savings on the surcharge, or by that proportion which would have been met by rate support grant.

The former. My right hon. Friends will be discussing this with the local authorities.