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Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, when he calculates targets for rate-borne expenditure and rate limits he takes into account local authority contributions to inner city partnership and urban aid schemes which are funded as to 75 per cent. by his Department.

The calculation of local authority expenditure targets for 1985–86 is described in annex D of the Rate Support Grant Report (England) 1985–86. For authorities selected for rate limitation for 1985–86, expenditure levels, on which rate limits were based, were set at the same level in cash as the authorities' 1984–85 budgets; authorities then had the opportunity to seek redetermination of their expenditure levels.