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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd February 1983.

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Photo of Mr David Alton Mr David Alton , Liverpool Edge Hill 12:00 am, 23rd February 1983

As the water workers' award may well have a spin-off effect for other public sector employees, and as the rate of inflation could well increase, how will the Secretary of State help local authorities which find that they do not have sufficient resources at the end of this year to maintain existing services?