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Local Government Expenditure

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the spending per head by local government in Suffolk, in the East Anglian standard economic planning region and in England and Wales for 1979–80; and how much of each figure is met by central Government and how much by local rates and balances

The available figures are as follows:—under consideration concerning the treatment for the purposes of rate support grant of rate fund contributions to housing revenue accounts.

A number of options are being considered by the officials from central and local government who are working on the development of the new standard expenditure assessments but no conclusions have yet been reached.