§ Mr. Christopher Price
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how the method of rate equalisaion in Greater London will differ in 1977–78 from the system used in 1976–77; and how much more or less resources the new system will give to each London borough in 1977–78 than under the previous system.
§ Mr. Guy Barnett
The 1977–78 equalisation arrangements between London boroughs are in the main incorporated in the provisions of the 1976 Rate Support Grant Order, and are described in Appendix E of the Report to the House on that Order. The scope and design of these arrangements differ very significantly from those for 1976–77 and valid comparisons are not possible.