Rate Support Grant (England)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:43 pm on 11th December 1984.

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Photo of Mr Robin Corbett Mr Robin Corbett Opposition Whip (Commons) 3:43 pm, 11th December 1984

Is the Secretary of State aware that in the city of Birmingham we are presently discussing rate increases of up to 100 per cent. merely to stand still, not to carry out any of the policies on which we won control of the council? In the light of his statement how does he propose that the first city outside the capital should deal with urban decay and a genuine crisis in housing?