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Selective Rate Limitation

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 9 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has reached decisions on any applications by authorities subject to selective rate limitation in 1988–89 for their expenditure level to be redetermined at a higher amount; and if he will announce the proposed rate limits for all the selected authorities.

Two of the 17 authorities designated for selective rate limitation in 1988–89 applied for a redetermination of their expenditure level. These were the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Southwark. After careful consideration of those applications and of other relevant matters, I have decided to redetermine the EL for Tower Hamlets at £126·033 million, an increase of £2 million on the original figure: associated with this increase is a requirement that the authority reports to me at intervals about the steps it is taking to improve its efficiency. In the case of Southwark I have decided to confirm the EL at the original figure of £134·193 million.I am also today sending notification to each of the 17 designated authorities of the proposed rate limit which I have determined for 1988–89. The figures are ac follows:

Pence
Camden115·41
Greenwich125 72
Hackney123·80
Lambeth92·32
Lewisham131·76
Southwark98·02
Tower Hamlets123·21
Haringey214·69
Newcastle upon Tyne270·01
Basildon49·68
Middlesbrough32·16
Thamesdown51·10
Ealing125·06
Waltham Forest199·14
Manchester285·63
Liverpool268·17
Kingston upon Hull47·51