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Local Government Finance

Volume 98: debated on Wednesday 4 June 1986

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18.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he plans to increase local government expenditure in Scotland.

My right hon. and learned Friend is presently considering the provision to be made for local authority current expenditure in 1987–88 and will be consulting the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.

21.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he plans to make arty additional funds available to local authorities to defray the cost of the recent teachers' pay award; and if he will make a statement.

In respect of 1985–86, I have nothing to add to my answer on 29 April, at column 368. For 1986–87, the Government are awaiting the outcome of the main committee's inquiry into teachers' pay and conditions before deciding whether to provide additional resources for 1986–87.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will extend the date for submissions from bodies other than local authorities on the Green paper, "Paying for Local Government".