§ Mr. Cohen
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations and statistical information he has received concerning housing and homelessness in the London boroughs as compared to the metropolitan districts; what account he proposes to take of them in making his next grant allocation to local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Chope
Options were put forward to CCLGF in July to extend the GRE for non-HRA housing to include data on number of homeless. This was supported by the Association of Metropolitan Authorities and the Association of London Authorities, but opposed by the London Boroughs Association. In his consultation paper on the 1987–88 rate support grant settlement issued on 3 October the Secretary of State proposed to make no change to the non-HRA GRE formula.