We will encourage local authorities to sell their airports.
A specific grant allows central government to encourage local authorities to pursue particular policies by making money available only for programmes of which they approve.
Some elements of the subsidy claim are subject to penalty, to encourage local authorities to control that element of expenditure.
Ministers have already removed financial incentives that encouraged local authorities to introduce hundreds of speed cameras, with revenue now paid to the Treasury.
I hope that the Minister will encourage local authorities which do an excellent job in terms of residential care.
"We always encourage our agencies and authorities to fully comply with any requests from the Legislature, press and the public."
We will provide grants for recycling schemes, introduce regulations on the use of packaging materials, and encourage local authorities to clean up litter.
We will encourage local authorities to transform football grounds into multi-sport venues.
A similar plan using government grants was successfully introduced to encourage local authorities to freeze council tax this year.
If we can encourage the national parliaments and national authorities to give more information, then we have some hope.