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Rate Support Grant (Nottingham)

Volume 931: debated on Thursday 12 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the amount of rate support grant paid by the Exchequer to the Nottingham City Council in each of the years from 1966–67 to 1976–77.

Rate support grants were first paid for the year 1967–68. A new grant structure was introduced with local government reorganisation in 1974–75. Payments made to Nottingham City Council for the years 1967–68 to 1975–76, and the latest estimate of the council's entitlement for 1976–77 are as follows:

Cmnd 6393. The corresponding provisional expenditure figure at outturn prices—net of Development Land Tax—is approximately £12 million or roughly one-third less than the figure which went into Cmnd 6393. Of this expenditure, 52 per cent. was for housing land, 45 per cent. for industrial land and 3 per cent. for land for commerce. A regional breakdown is given in the table.

Provisional figures for staff and administration costs relating to these land acquisitions and to the initial setting up of the local authority arrangements for operating the scheme will be issued later when available. There will be more loan sanction available this year than last, and this will provide authorities with the opportunity to build effectively on last year's sound start.

Year

Grant

£
1967–686,325,151
1968–696,923,514
1969–708,099,375
1970–719,414,477
1971–7211,023,653
1972–732,702,279
1973–7416,260,040
1974–756,757,532
1975–7610,979,706
1976–7711,999,492

Nottingham did not qualify for the resources element of RSG until 1973–74. Since 1974–75 the needs element grant has been paid to the county council; it is not included in the table above for the last three years.