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Local Government Grants

Volume 932: debated on Wednesday 25 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list in the Official Report the total amount paid to local authorities in Northern Ireland in respect of rate support grant in each of the last six years.

There is no grant in Northern Ireland exactly equivalent to rate support grant. There is however, a general grant, payable to Northern Ireland district councils, which contains a resources element, as well as compensation for derating. A similar type of general

Discussions continue on the requests for 1977, and figures are, therefore, not yet available.Separate figures in respect of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot students are not available.Since 1974 my Ministry has also provided additional support to some 560 Cypriot students in respect of fees and/or maintenance support.