§ 13. Mr. Simon Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will announce the final rate support grant settlement for England for 1987–88; and whether he will give an assurance that there will be three full months between his announcement and the date by which councils have to set a rate.
§ Mr. Ridley
In the light of the many representations made in response to my proposals for next year's RSG settlement, I hope to announce decisions in December, rather later than I had originally planned.
§ Mr. Ridley
I have received representations from the local authority associations and comments from over 200 local authorities on my proposals for the 1987–88 rate support grant settlement. In addition, my hon. Friend the Minister for Local Government and I have seen deputations from a number of authorities and hon. Members, including my hon. Friend.
§ 25. Mr. Robert B. Jones
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much rate support grant per capita was paid to Hertfordshire county council in 1985–86; and how that compares with the average for shire counties.
§ 47. Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the rate support grant for 1986–87.
§ Dr. Boyson
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment hopes to announce his decisions on the rate support grant settlement for 1987–88 in December.
§ 50. Mr. Stephen Ross
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what objections he has received in respect of his proposals for rate support grant in 1987–88; and how he intends to respond.