§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what additional resources he intends to allocate to the Camden, Barnet and Haringey councils to enable them to pay for maintaining Hampstead heath if the Greater London council is abolished.
§ Sir George Young
The Government's aim is to ensure that the abolition of the GLC does not result in any inequitable shift in the burden of rates within London. Local government is being consulted about the detailed financial arrangements, but it is too early to offer any figures on the financial implications of abolition on individual local authorities. We shall consider carefully any representations which individual authorities wish to make.