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Rate Support Grant

Volume 959: debated on Monday 4 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a table showing the percentage increase in the rate support grant payable for needs elements for each authority in England for 1979–80 as compared with 1974–75.

Following is the table:

NEEDS ELEMENT CHANGE 1974/75 ON 1979/80 ESTIMATED OUTTURN
1979/80 on1974/75
per cent.
Avon45·275
Bedfordshire58·900
Berkshire23·311
Buckinghamshire22·676
Cambridgeshire28·736
Cheshire53·970
Cleveland77·065
Cornwall69·021
Cumbria33·036
Derbyshire59·499
Devon44·852
Dorset36·093
Durham72·751
East Sussex41·805
Essex30·259
Gloucestershire47·353
Hampshire45·220
Hereford and Worcester38·967
Hertfordshire20·890
Humberside91·039
Isle of Wight60·769
Kent34·644
Lancashire77·424
Leicestershire64·948
Lincolnshire55·973
Norfolk55·238
Northamptonshire56·888
Northumberland34·229
North Yorkshire33·029
Nottinghamshire89·278
Oxfordshire20·296
Salop59·117
Somerset42·978
Staffordshire41·261
Suffolk31·905
Surrey—3·437
Warwickshire32·858
West Sussex16·628
Wiltshire21·917
NEEDS ELEMENT CHANGE 1974·75 ON 1979·80 ESTIMATED OUTTURN
1979–80 on 1974–75
per cent.
Greater Manchester
Bolton83·706
Bury82·081
Manchester76·267
Oldham95·691
Rochdale101·358
Salford98·279
Stockport52·419
Tameside99·235
Trafford60·262
Wigan55·796
Merseyside
Knowsley88·615
Liverpool71·511
St. Helens64·897
Sefton76·455
Wirral66·797
South Yorkshire
Barnsley89·278
Doncaster70·569
Rotherham68·838
Sheffield66·772
Tyne and Wear
Gateshead82·940
Newcastle upon Tyne54·802
North Tyneside86·392
South Tyneside96·606
Sunderland84·239
West Midlands
Birmingham73·642
Coventry59·109
Dudley27·075
Sandwell82·396
Solihull44·813
Walsall67·533
Wolverhampton96·565
West Yorkshire
Bradford76·675
Calderdale83·312
Kirklees69·662
Leeds67·155
Wakefield70·099
NEEDS ELEMENT CHANGE 1974/75 ON 1979/80 ESTIMATED OUTTURN
1979/80 on1974/75
per cent.
Camden85·894
Greenwich98·688
Hackney97·031
Hammersmith93·920
Islington86·814
Kensington and Chelsea87·906
Lambeth93·907
Lewisham99·872
Southwark91·996
Tower Hamlets78·216
Wandsworth97·351
Westminster114·457
Barking97·727
Barnet91·518
Bexley102·760
Brent138·808
Bromley120·428
Croydon118·685
Ealing115·183
Enfield124·788
Haringey125·018
Harrow89·639
Havering87·946
Hillingdon91·454
Hounslow100·273
Kingston-upon-Thames93·359
Merton117·772
Newham117·655
Redbridge120·149
Richmond-upon-Thames120·564
Sutton123·337
Waltham Forest136·968

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list all the factors which have been employed in regression analysis formulae for the distribution of rate support grant in each year since 1974–75, including 1979–80, giving the relative weighting of each factor in each year.

The factors and their relative weightings are given in the following publications:

1974–75
1975SI 1248
1975–76
1976SI 2201
1976–77
1977SI 2114
1977–78
1978SI 2115
1978–79
The Rate Support Grant (Increase) (No. 2) Order 1978
1979– 80
The Rate Support Grant Order 1978
The 1978 orders referred to are at present laid before this House for approval by resolution.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was (a) the percentage change in needs element of rate suport grant and (b) the percentage change in population in each non-metropolitan county, metropolitan district and London borough for each year since 1974–75.

The percentage changes in the needs element of rate support grant and populations are shown in the attached tables. No estimated population figures are yet available for mid-1978.

NEEDS ELEMENT INCREASES IN MONEY TERMS
TABLE 18

1975–76 on 1974–75

1976–77 on 1975–76

1977–78 on 1976–77

1978–79* on 1977–78

1979–80* on 1978–79*

%%%%%
Avon21·3184·243—1·0777·6817·840
Bedfordshire24·8076·3790·2787·35911·170
Berkshire11·8612·033—2·6077·0543·621
Buckinghamshire12·7754·886—6·8143·3397·699
Cambridgeshire19·5645·432—13·1554·98811·694
Cheshire27·7204·750—0·1305·8888·829
Cleveland31·4478·2386·2346·9129·575
Cornwall25·7729·0686·7085·5709·376
Cumbria16·8925·556—2·9945·8185·038
Derbyshire26·1377·496—0·76910·0097·756
Devon19·7803·7390·7847·5677·530
Dorset21·0115·540—4·6625·0996·348
Durham29·2489·7823·6125·91910·939
East Sussex22·7115·3992·0995·0462·227
Essex12·8511·719—3·0891·07315·848
Gloucestershire27·2135·127—1·6375·4626·215
Hampshire21·3193·8956·5446·1931·831
Hereford and Worcester19·6896·657—6·4136·7149·002
Hertfordshire16·0590·801—5·9702·0887·647
Humberside31·4239·2859·1969·73311·007
Isle of Wight29·3177·8322·8222·5489·342
Kent14·4103·3861·3181·75310·415
Lancashire30·8437·9656·9988·1828·506
Leicestershire27·0758·4293·7497·1127·725
Lincolnshire21·7789·9661·1708·3506·253
Norfolk22·3858·339—0·4429·1757·717
Northamptonshire32·3529·022—1·9414·6235·981
Northumberland16·1817·921—3·0764·0346·170
North Yorkshire14·5536·557—4·6248·7485·074
Nottinghamshire29·90310·7899·7739·0579·859
Oxfordshire16·5690·567—13·4405·20112·686
Salop22·5948·6231·6675·08010·943
Somerset23·3256·723—4·6816·3877·126
Staffordshire23·9474·888—4·7055·6327·944
Suffolk19·9434·561—5·5405·8255·216
Surrey4·000—2·670—14·5841·35910·188
Warwickshire25·9354·095—9·0763·1828·027
West Sussex23·8273·211—12·284—0·3584·409
Wiltshire19·0643·340—8·8564·0064·526
Clywd26·5038·2941·4705·14311·582
Dyfed19·3876·8980·5786·9215·412
Gwent26·8478·2641·6067·14910·904
Gwynedd21·2988·3222·9783·5025·610
Mid Glamorgan27·89910·1146·4179·43011·610
Powys22·2718·9797·7905·3904·465
South Glamorgan22·8897·9896·7867·29010·427
West Glamorgan28·8226·6250·5435·51611 089
Bolton34·08710·4558·3275·4158·620
Bury21·8236·1700·63828·9718·462
Manchester18·1709·22611·27311·47210·100
Oldham27·7579·8629·64913·47812·052
Rochdale30·86912·20710·82811·49210·974
Salford28·77811·52812·61311·27710·169
Stockport26·9604·104—1·95010·6326·310
Tameside35·2379·9619·10313·9117·803
Trafford35·8646·1044·3963·6482·742
Wigan31·9586·5161·5182·5906·429
Knowsley33·3539·04814·5546·6606·156
Liverpool22·0596·76612·9087·6308·300
St. Helens24·4894·3154·0169·51311·472
Sefton32·9517·3778·4956·0297·446
Wirral27·4347·2717·0415·2308·326
Barnsley31·09810·0227·8529·73510·879
Doncaster38·2277·447—0·3085·7298·958
Rotherham29·7157·7773·1944·20312·310
Sheffield29·7518·3989·5663·0754·994

* 1978–79, 1979–80 estimated outturn.

NEEDS ELEMENT INCREASE; IN MONEY TERMS
TABLE 18
1975–76on 1974–751976–77on 1975–761977–78on 1976–771978–79*on 1977–781979–80*on 1978–79*
%%%%%
Gateshead26·2638·8358·72310·90710·404
Newcastle-upon-Tyne19·7206·1683·8447·3829·221
North Tyneside26·01111·5785·39011·12213·198
South Tyneside33·66311·84712·6239·0157·115
Sunderland31·4478·94313·5033·1799·859
Birmingham22·1999·54110·1119·2577·827
Coventry25·3444·8483·33610·7285·809
Dudley26·4293·611—9·6692·7274·541
Sandwell29·49912·11510·9679·2423·634
Solihull40·1581·299—4·8333·0034·052
Walsall30·1909·6554·7165·63160·93
Wolverhampton30·43911·57813·28010·1138·275
Bradford25·52010·0148·6289·1997·859
Calderdale31·94710·34810·1078·2055·673
Kirklees31·92310·0137·5502·9985·531
Leeds25·2176·3146·6327·04410·006
Wakefield31·4317·1752·3777·09910·134
London—
Camden11·04416·7230·70022·46616·297
Greenwich10·86823·4561·57419·06720·027
Hackney 7·30228·0476·17920·98511·632
Hammersmith12·10222·9633·34321·17012·346
Islington6·90824·3496·95120·1859·326
Kensington and Chelsea16·48520·6501·11318·43011·655
Lambeth7·85924·2354·79221·74713·424
Lewisham12·19025·1034·93720·35712·753
Southwark7·49726·6316·25620·11510·512
Tower Hamlets2·52326·6906·34318·0489·299
Westminster21·69210·667—13·40338·09633·161
Wandsworth12·86126·8732·11320·90211·638
Barking27·57416·7873·58619·4707·238
Barnet21·14320·7512·46619·7436·706
Bexley23·16618·5853·56121·01410·772
Brent23·43626·16413·19426·3437·225
Bromley14·19029·4877·36423·91412·055
Croydon21·70224·2824·84122·42712·643
Ealing 14·95931·0087·88724·3036·541
Enfield25·91925·2034·68221·74811·896
Haringey24·23825·9349·73525·2564·635
Harrow18·63117·4313·04320·5659·573
Havering20·15021·2994·31019·1083·798
Hillingdon9·59424·4381·45621·77213·631
Hounslow17·05523·4294·36420·52510·202
Kingston-upon-Thames18·65621·5462·54417·43511·333
Merton 17·07828·7756·13722·95710·681
Newham26·10925·4258·05221·4274·879
Redbridge14·42822·6268·51127·60813·305
Richmond-upon-Thames19·52127·9514·78524·67610·399
Sutton24·50326·2626·13823·1298·712
Waltham Forest25·44423·62011·18927·0478·174

*1978–79, 1979–80 estimated outturn.

CHANGES IN POPULATION
1975–76 on 1974–751976–77 on 1975–761977–78 on 1976–77

Per cent.

Per cent.

Per cent.

Avon0·1860·055—0·087
Bedfordshire0·4530·574 —0·224
Berkshire0·0760·7021·213
Buckinghamshire1·0651·7300·899
Cambridgeshire2·1801·6270·409
Cheshire0·7850·362—0·142
Cleveland—0·0880·1590·406
Cornwall1·1580·9461·504
Cumbria—0·3360·105—0·168
Derbyshire—0·3360·2140·572
Devon0·8830·8010·328

1975–76 on 1974–751976–77 on 1975–761977–78 on 1976–77

Per cent.

Per cent.

Per cent.

Dorset0·3161·0840·900
Durham—00330·049—0·540
East Sussex—0·2740·122—0·624
Essex0·5180·869—0·133
Gloucestershire0·5360·5330·489
Hampshire0·8860·456—0·200
Hereford and Worcester0·6670·8491·482
Hertfordshire—0·6470·0640·405
Humberside—0·024—0·094—0·201
Isle of Wight0·5420·9881·068
Kent0·0900·319—0·228
Lancashire0·1680·087—0·495
Leicestershire0·7240·132—0·419
Lincolnshire0·5980·5940·914
Norfolk1·1071·0041·611
Northamptonshire1·0080·7181·803
Northumberland0·2800·2091·078
North Yorkshire0·5090·1230·184
Nottinghamshire0·225—0·326—0·317
Oxfordshire 0·7290·352—0·296
Salop0·3950·0001·292
Somerset0·4990·9691·230
Staffordshire0·2520·312—0·191
Suffolk0·7410·9982·029
Surrey—0·5460·110—0·688
Warwickshire0·2130·064—0·786
West Sussex0·8610·7890·112
Wiltshire0·4530·4900·273
Clwyd0·6710·4530·796
Dyfed0·9070·0000·713
Gwent—0023—0·2500·182
Gwynedd0·4920·4900·487
Mid Glamorgan0·279—0·1670·093
Powys0·6971·3832·827
South Glamorgan—0·4080·128—1·408
West Glamorgan0·027—0·242—0·809
Isles of Scilly0·0000·000—5·000
Greater Manchester:
Bolton—0·115—0·153—0·345
Bury0·1110·277—0·607
Manchester—1·986—1·470 —0·907
Oldham1·113—0·440—0·575
Rochdale0·1420·190—0·615
Salford—1·304—1·397—0·459
Stockport —0·949—0·342—0·584
Tameside—0·045—0·270—0·676
Trafford0·000—00880·088
Wigan0·9450·3230·096
Merseyside:
Knowsley0·933—1·203—1·376
Liverpool—1·873—1·472—0·959
St. Helens 0·052—0·258—1·654
Sefton—0·293—0·425—0·951
Wirral —0·998 — 0·3460·058
South Yorkshire:
Barnsley—0·1780·000—0·491
Doncaster 0·3160·1400·070
Rotherham0–2020·161—0·442
Sheffield—0·232—0·821—1·440
Tyne and Wear:
Gateshead0·090—0·584—1·762
Newcastle-upon-Tyne—0·202—0·810—0·442
North Tyneside—1·167—1131—1·940
South Tyneside—1·340—1·7120·240
Sunderland0·8901·1880·604
West Midlands:
Birmingham—1·077—1·1821·102
Coventry1·2240·1770·206
Dudley0·334 —0·166—0·999
Sandwell—1·220—1·2040·385
Solihull—0·6510·151—0·201

1975–76 on 1974–751976–77 on 9175–761977–78 on 1976–77

Per cent.

Per cent.

Per cent.

West Midlands—cont.
Walsall—0·478—0·517—0·594
Wolverhampton0·299—0·856—1·202
West Yorkshire:
Bradford0·109—0·0220·694
Calderdale—0·675—1·0450·528
Kirklees0·1870·1860·133
Leeds—0·120—0·481—1·410
Wakefield0·1970·2940·098
Camden—0·833—0·210—0·421
Greenwich—1·081—0·760—1·292
Hackney0·3119—1·882—2·070
Hammersimth0·412—2·9291·086
Islington—2·122—2·624—1·347
Kensington and Chelsea—2·506—2·203—0·188
Lambeth—0·305—2·514—1·429
Lewisham—3·190—2·1161·330
Southwark—3·309—·481—1·711
Tower Hamlets—0·999—1·4802·664
Wandsworth—0·962—1·768—1·765
Westminster—1·006—0·924—2·145
Barking—1·206—·0·899—·0·843
Barnet1·816—1·123—2·405
Bexley—0·553—0·232—0·279
Brent—2·380—1·867—0·660
Bromley—0·862—0·736—1·247
Croydon0·030—0·152—2·069
Ealing0·0681·222—2·080
Enfield—0·607—0·5730·000
Haringey0·829—1·7740·396
Harrow—0·445—0·298—0·996
Havering—1·932—0·2511·008
Hillingdon—1·029—0·260—0·521
Hounslow—1·028—0·841—0·200
Kingston-upon-Thames—0·6590·0000·590
Merton— 1·485—1·623—2·298
Newham0·130—0·9960·481
Redbridge—1·275—0·517—0·909
Richmond-upon-Thames—1·062—1·014—0·542
Sutton—0·2390·240—0·299
Waltham Forest—2·382—1·287—0·315

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of total relevant expenditure the rate support grant represented in each non-metropolitan county, metropolitan district and London borough, for each year since 1974–75.