Rate Support Grant (Scotland)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:27 pm on 10th February 1982.

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Photo of Mr Jo Grimond Mr Jo Grimond , Orkney and Shetland 4:27 pm, 10th February 1982

I noticed that when the right hon. Gentleman said that the £27 million was being inflicted on local authorities whether or not they abided by the Government guidelines, the Secretary of State— [Interruption.] The Secretary of State is now shaking his head, but he was nodding before. I understand than this is an across—the—board penalty, regardless of whether the local authorities in question exceeded the expenditure guidelines.