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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 22nd July 1986.

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Photo of Mr Peter Hordern Mr Peter Hordern , Horsham 3:32 pm, 22nd July 1986

In view of the extent of Labour protest about the penalties suffered by authorities which have spent far above their GRE, may we conclude that authorities which spent considerably less will he very favourably treated under the new proposals? Will my right hon. Friend confirm that such authorities will be allowed to spend more to reach their GREs? If they cannot do that, what is the point of having GREs at all?