§ Mr. Gregor MacKenzie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to assist local authorities with additional current expenditure incurred as a result of any increased capital expenditure.
§ Mr. Younger
I am satisfied as to the adequacy of the Government's plans for local authority current expenditure and of my proposals for rate support grant. Loan charges resulting from capital expenditure are taken into account in the calculation of total grant.