§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he is taking to make further finance available to help Dyfed County Council; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Morris
Exchequer support for local authority current expenditure in 1976–77 is determined by the rate support grant settlement of November 1975. The Government have recently asked local authorities to re-examine their ex-594W penditure plans with a view to containing expenditure within the limits implied by that settlement and the White Paper on Public Expenditure (Cmnd. 6393).