§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how much, to whom and by which mechanisms he intends to allocate additional resources in this and the next financial year with regard to work preparatory to the introduction of the community charge.
§ Mr. Howard
The findings of the Price Waterhouse report indicate that authorities have been provided with sufficient resources for 1988–89. Charging authorities will be provided with resources for preparation costs in 1989–90 through the RSG settlement and capital allocations. Final announcements on the actual provision will follow the usual consultation with local authority associations on RSG and in the specification for capital allocations following the Chancellor's autumn statement.