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Rate Support Grant

Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what is the total amount of rate support grant that will be paid to local authorities in Scotland, Wales and each of the eight English regions served by a regional economic planning council in 1975–76; and what was the figure for each of the last five years;(2) what is the amount, per head of population, of the rate support grant that will be paid to local authorities in Scotland, Wales and each of the eight regions of England served by a regional economic planning council in 1975–76; and what were the figures for each of the last five years.

Details of the total amount of rate support grant paid to economic planning council regions during the years 1970–71 to 1973–74 are not readily available. The overall total of grant and amount per head of population for Scotland, Wales and England for those years is:

1970–71
Grant £ millionPer head £
Scotland232·7544·77
Wales134·15949·07
England1,745·84137·74
1971–72
Grant £ millionPer head £
Scotland271·0851·96
Wales155·04456·938
England2,017·95643·74
1972–73
Grant £ millionPer head £
Scotland316·4760·74
Wales179·51165·64
England2,348·48950·72
1973–74
Grant £ millionPer head £
Scotland404·0877·53
Wales224·30181·59
England2,873·69961·90
Subject to any further increase order, current figures for 1974–75 are:

Grant £ millionPer head £
Scotland517·82099·36
Wales313·238113·52
England3,833·63982·56
Economic RegionsGrant £ millionPer head £
Northern320·969102·63
Yorkshire and Humberside466·58595·28
North West599·41890·91
East Midlands303·59681·63
West Midlands398·44776·91
East Anglia130·74574·36
South East1,290·99676·14
South West322·88376·77
The resources element of the grant in England and Wales for 1975–76 payable to an authority is based on its estimated expenditure for that year. This information has yet to be provided by authorities and therefore no details are currently available.