§ Mr. Straw
asked the Prime Minister if she will set out in the Official Report the principal statutory duties on local authorities to provide services, with a description of the nature and scope of those duties which Her Majesty's Government take account when allocating local government finance.394W
§ The Prime Minister
Annex A to the "Rate Support Grant Report (England) 1984–85" sets out the main services which local authorities provide and which my right hon. Friend takes into account before determining aggregate exchequer grant. The booklet, "Grant-Related Expenditure 1984–85—How the Expenditure Needs of Local Authorities are Assessed for Grant", describes how account is taken of them in the distribution of block grant. Copies of both documents are in the Library.