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Tuesday, 13 September 1983
Page: 648


Mr BRAITHWAITE —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That this House-

(1) notes that-

(a) local government's increased grant of 8.2 per cent over the previous year's grant under the Local Government Personal Income Tax Sharing 1976 is substantially less than the CPI increase for 1982-83 of 11.2 per cent, and

(b) the Constitution and Standing Orders of this House do not allow a private member to initiate an amending Bill to preserve the real value of the grant from one year to the next, and

(2) calls on the Government to honour its election commitment by amending the Act to provide for a real terms minimum guarantee to Local Government general revenue sharing arrangement in 1983-84 and future years.