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Rate Support Grant

Volume 928: debated on Wednesday 23 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the percentage change in the rate support grant payable to Hampshire measured in real terms from one year to the next from 1974 to 1977 and for 1974 to 1977 as a whole.

Percentage change in real terms* in rate support grant—needs and resources elements—payable to Hampshire County Council since 1974–75:

Annual changeCumulative change
1975–76+6·9+6·9
1976–77-5·9+0·6
The change in grant in 1977–78 in real terms will not be known with any precision until later this year when the first increase order is settled.

* Based on the estimated average annual change in local authority costs nationally.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the percentage change in rate support grant payable to Leicestershire over the past three years.

Leicestershire's entitlement to needs element in the main RSG Orders for 1975–76, 1976–77 and 1977–78 show increases of 47 per cent., 29 per cent. and 5 per cent. respectively over the corresponding payments for the preceding year.