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Rate Support Grant

Volume 957: debated on Thursday 9 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the amount of rate support grant payable to the Kent county council in each of the years 1968–69 to 1978–79; what was the value of the grant in real terms related to 1968–69 prices; and what proportion of the county's total expenditure this represented in each year.

The amount paid in rate support grant to the Kent county council for each of the years 1968–69 to

YearsGrantGrant expressed at 1968–69 pricesPercentage of total expenditure
££%
1968–6934,334,61934,334,61956·55
1969–7039,611,23838,051,14158·95
1970–7145,892,05240,504,90061·22
1971–7253,687,27842,575,16158·63
1972–7363,365,21046,184,55558·57
1973–7476,303,13951,175,81459·98
1974–7581,806,63645,022,91545·10
1975–7693,595,27341,468,88542·44
1976–7796,764,22137,887,36138·55
1977–7898,039,50634,581,83635·94
1978–7991,890,22029,461,43630–16
For the period 1968–69 to 1973–74 these figures include the payments made to the former Canterbury county borough whose major functions were transferred to the county council in the local government reorganisation in 1974; they include both the resources and needs elements of rate support grant which were payable to these authorities at that time. Since 1974–75 only the needs element is paid direct to the county council and therefore the figures shown do not include resources element.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the value of rate support grant per head of population paid to local authorities in Hertfordshire, the inner London area, and the outer London area in 1978–79; what was the average rate income per head of population in each of these areas; and what are the corresponding figures for each of the last five years.

HertfordshireInner LondonOuter London
Grant per headRate income per headGrant per headRate income per headGrant per headRate income per head
££££££
1973–746260561305262
1974–7579701031527272
1975–761029012624095108
1976–77105109160275110113
1977–7897128149283127115
1978–7998140158298143117
An increase order has yet to be made in respect of 1978–79 grant.