§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the amount in cash terms, by which he estimates Leeds city council will have to spend below the Government's grant-related expenditure allocation level in 1989–90 in order to produce a rate increase in line with inflation, based on the information contained in the rate support grant consultation paper for 1989–90 issued on 11 November.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
It is estimated that if Leeds city council uses the same amount of balances as in 1988–89, a 5 per cent. increase would finance expenditure about £13 million below its GRE.