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Local Authority Expenditure

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the amounts received by the local authorities in Wales towards (a) capital and (b) current expenditure in specific grant for the urban programme in 1978–79 at out-turn prices, together with provisional figures for 1979–80 and 1980–81.

Totals of capital and current expenditure on which grant is paid at the rate of 75 per cent. are as follows:

(Actual out-turn)CapitalCurrent
(Forecast out-turn)
It is not yet possible to provide an estimate of likely expenditure on a similar basis for 1980–81. The total programme of approved expenditure was £3·6 million for 1978–79 and £6·9 million for 1979–80—at 1980 survey prices. For 1980–81 it is £8·5 million. The difference between approvals and amounts paid is largely accounted for by the fact that capital schemes can be financed by loans in which case grant is paid on the loan charges.