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Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will estimate for 1977–78 the total revenue obtained from rates by district councils, and county councils, respectively.

The total amount to be paid to rating authorities by way of domestic and non-domestic rates in 1977–78 is estimated to be about £4,570 million. When the resources and domestic elements of the rate support grant and grant in aid of rate rebates are added, the total rate-based income is expected to be about £7,180 million; about £4,525 million of this will be paid to county councils and the GLC in response to precepts.