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 John Major Mr John Major , Huntingdonshire 12:00 am, 17th February 1982

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the rate support grant will always remain controversial while the Government provide such a large proportion of local government expenditure? In his present review of the rating system, will he endeavour to produce a system that ensures that local authorities raise a larger percentage of the money that they subsequently spend?