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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 Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the amounts received by the local authorities in Scotland 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.

Specific grant payments (at the rate of 75 per cent.) made to local authorities in Scotland in each of the last two years were as follows:—

As grant is paid in arrears no payments have yet been made in relation to 1980–81 expenditure.
*Grant in relation to capital expenditure may be paid either on a lump sum basis or against annual loan charges. The determining factor is the method adopted by an authority to fund the project concerned.