Local Authorities (Rents and Equalisation Grants)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th November 1966.

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Photo of Hon. Thomas Galbraith Hon. Thomas Galbraith , Glasgow Hillhead 12:00 am, 9th November 1966

Does not this place local authorities in an intolerable position in that if they agree to the right hon. Gentleman's suggestion that rents should be kept down they forfeit the right to have the grant? Will he not come clean and tell the local authorities exactly where they stand? Perhaps he can tell us what was the view of the meeting that I understand he had with local authorities at the end of last month to discuss this very subject? This matter has been going on for a long time.