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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 William Benyon Mr William Benyon , Milton Keynes 3:32 pm, 22nd July 1986

While I warmly welcome the statement, I return to the point made by my hon. Friends the Members for Grantham (Mr. Hogg) and for Horsham (Sir P. Hordern). Does my right hon. Friend agree that the present formula simply does not take into account those local authorities that have very rapid growth? We are so far behind that we need some means of catching up.