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Rate Support Grant

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the estimated final allocations of needs element of rate support grant for (a) 1979–80 and (b) 1980–81 to each of the local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

The estimated figures are as follows:

County and District Councils1979–801980–81
£ million£ million
South Yorkshire
Barnsley22·5127·56
Doncaster29·0435·65
Rotherham24·3730·29
Sheffield53·7364·21
West Yorkshire
Bradford52·6965·00
Calderdale20·6824·96
Kirklees35·7143·56
Leeds71·3986·79
Wakefield27·7934·32
North Yorkshire48·0558·04
Craven0·490·59
Hambleton0·610·74
Harrogate1·211·47
Richmondshire0·510·60
Ryedale0·640·78
Scarborough1·651·95
Selby0·781·09
York1·021·24
Humberside80·4197·18
Beverley1·131·36
Boothferry0·730·89
Cleethorpes0·991·16
Glanford0·841·01
Grimsby1·381·67
Holderness0·540·65
Kingston-upon-Hull4·154·79
North Wolds1·051·26
Scunthorpe1·251·48
The needs element of rate support grant is not payable to metropolitan county councils.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will issue a joint circular to local authorities in England and Wales with the Department of Employment giving details of the amount included for the careers service in the rate support grant for 1980–81, in absolute and relative terms compared with the previous year; and whether he will make a statement.

No. Rate support grant is a block grant which is not hypothecated to particular services. It is for individual authorities to decide the level of expenditure on any service in the light of local needs and priorities.