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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 Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham , North West Norfolk 3:32 pm, 22nd July 1986

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the treatment of Norfolk county council in recent years has been harsh and unfair and that it is not its fault that this year has seen large rate increases? Will he accept that his statement will be most welcome, and will he give a categorical assurance to Norfolk ratepayers that he means business when he says that he is determined to improve the lot of prudent shire counties?