§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will ensure that the grant-related expenditure of the London borough of Tower Hamlets will be increased, following the proposed abolition of the Greater London council, to take account of the costs of developing Mile End park.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
When the GLC is abolished, the GREs of the London boroughs will be increased to take account of the additional functions they take on. I am currently consulting local government about the detailed financial arrangements. I will be glad to consider any specific representations which Tower Hamlets borough council wishes to make.