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Rate Support Grant

Volume 960: debated on Friday 15 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the total amount of rate support grant paid to the Hampshire county council for the years 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78 and 1978–79, respectively; how much is intended to be paid in 1979–80; and what these figures represent in real terms, taking 1974–75 as the base year.

Only the needs element of rate support grant is paid to county councils. The figures are as follows:

Needs element payments to Hampshire county council £m.Grants expressed at 1974–75 prices £m.
1974–7573·8573·85
1975–7689·6070·96
1976–7793·0865·35
1977–7899·1863·47
1978–79105·3961·23
1979–80 (forecast)92·5849·99
Only the figures for 1977–78 and 1978–79 are fully comparable. In the earlier
YearGrant £ millionGrant per head £Grant at 1973–74 prices £ millionGrant per head at 1973–74 prices £
1973–7469·349·669·349·6
1974–7581·258·663·245·6
1975–7693·866·657·841·0
1976–7795·767·652·336·9
1977–7890·463·344·931·5
1978–7993·065·142·029·5
The figures for 1973–74 include the needs element which was payable to the former Southend county borough council.