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Local Authorities (Block Grants)

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th March 1957.

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Photo of Mr George Thomson Mr George Thomson , Dundee East 12:00 am, 26th March 1957

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish as a White Paper a summary of his discussions with the local authorities on the new method of calculating block grants before he announces the decisions of Her Majesty's Government on this subject.

Photo of Mr Jack Browne Mr Jack Browne , Glasgow Craigton

It is the intention to present a White Paper as soon as the discussions with the local authority associations have been concluded. My right hon. Friend hopes that this will be before the Summer Recess.