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Local Authorities (Income)

Volume 530: debated on Tuesday 20 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the income of local authorities in Scotland, classified according to source for 1952–53, ended 15th May.

The estimated income of Scottish local authorities in 1952–53 so far as separate figures are available, according to services, was as follows:

£ thousands
1952–53 year ended 15th May
Capital Receipts:
Loans66,674
Government grants2,222
Sales and other sources1,798
Total70,694
Other income:
Rates44,928
Payments in lieu of rates—Part V of Local Government Act, 19481,288
Government grants48,372
Housing: rents, etc.*10,467
Revenue-producing undertakings*15,058
Miscellaneous income13,320
Total133,433
Total Income204,127
* Gross income apart from rates and grants.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the income of local authorities in Scotland from Government grants, classified according to services, for 1952–53, ended 15th May.

The estimated income of local authorities in Scotland in the year 1952–53, from Government grants (including grants. in respect of capital works) was as follows:

£ thousands
1952–53 year ended 15th May
Allocated to specific services:
Education27,081
Local health authority services1,836
Children661
Housing6,635
Roads and bridges2,522
Fire Service379
Police3,099
Other services2,271
Not allocated to specific services*:
Equalisation and transitional grants under the Local Government Act, 19486,110
Total50,594
* Grants in lieu of rates on Government property are regarded as rate income and are not included in this table.