Rate Support Grant

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th February 1982.

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Photo of Mr Michael Heseltine Mr Michael Heseltine Secretary of State for Environment 12:00 am, 17th February 1982

—might feel that those who are at their wits' end are the ratepayers of Sheffield, who, in the last two years, have had to find the cash to pay a 45 per cent. and a 41 per cent. rate increase to help to finance a local authority that does not appear to recognise the depth of the recession and its effect on the private sector.