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Gloucestershire County Council (Budget)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 2:16 pm on 19th April 1995.

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Photo of David Curry David Curry , Skipton and Ripon 2:16 pm, 19th April 1995

I hope that the county will set a budget at the cap that we have indicated. The council has the right to argue why it should be permitted to set a budget higher than the cap. When, and if, the nine local authorities involved come to argue their cases, we shall listen to what they have to say, and we shall ask some searching questions as well. At the end of the process, we shall decide whether to meet the budget that the councils have set, or whether we believe that a different figure would be appropriate.