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Rate Support Grant (West Midlands)

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total reduction in the amount paid in the rate support grant in 1981–82 over the previous years to local authorities in the West Midlands; and if he will also list the percentage reductions between the rate support grant to councils in the West Midlands in 1978–79 and 1981–82.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave the right hon. Member for Manchester, Ardwick (Mr. Kaufman) on 9 November. I attach a table showing the latest available figures at outturn prices for each year, except column (6) which exemplifies grant entitlements at 1981–82 estimated outturn prices without any possible grant reductions. The figures are not directly comparable for the reasons given in my earlier answer. —[Vol. 12, c. 32–40.]

Rate Support Grant* Showing Percentage Change over Previous Year

1978–79†

1979–80‡

1980–81**

1981–82††

£ million Col. (1)

£ million Col. (2)

% change Col. (3)

£ million Col. (4)

% change Col. (5)

£ million Col. (6)

% change Col. (7)

West Midlands79·543
Birmingham157·636175·14211·1200·34114·4179·574-10·4
Coventry51·02755·2488·364·85817·459·796-7·8
Dudley31·09033·6868·338·74215·035·195-9·1
Sandwell40·77643·4846·651·05817·444·863-22·9
Solihull24·64526·1166·029·71513·827·562-7·2
Walsall36·03439·1078·546·79519·642·331-9·5
Wolverhampton37·48740·6878·548·70319·742·904-11·9
County Total378·695413·4709·2480·21216·1511·8046·6
Hereford and Worcester38·98638·627-0·945·28517·286·11390·1
Bromsgrove4·5745·55821·56·27612·92·239-64·3
Hereford2·3092·78720·73·27317·41·004-69·3
Leominster2·9723·70524·64·34517·21·107-74·5
Malvern Hills5·6737·20226·98·52518·32·604-69·4
Redditch2·0823·20353·83·84620·02·038-47·0
South Herefordshire3·6394·48823·35·24716·91·381-73·6
Worcester2·3182·90125·13·1057·01·883-39·3
Wychavon4·7985·77120·26·74216·82·884-57·2
Wyre Forest4·9226·50032·07·26211·73·519-51·5
County Total72·27380·74211·793·90616·3104·77211·6
Shropshire27·55027·6220·232·59518·062·12290·5
Bridgnorth3·1383·80421·24·31713·41·222-71·6
North Shropshire3·6954·86731·75·72417·61·448-74·7
Oswestry2·2603·02733·93·61819·50·937-74·1
Shrewsbury4·1085·40531·56·26915·92·181-65·2
South Shropshire2·6923·50730·24·10617·01·174-71·4
The Wrekin7·2479·73934·311·92022·34·715-60·4
County Total50·69057·97114·468·54918·273·7997·6
Staffordshire67·73767·509-0·380·99919·9157·55194·5
Cannock Chase5·6596·39913·07·12511·32·835-60·2
East Staffordshire5·5636·44915·97·14810·82·331-67·3
Lichfield5·3445·9871206·89215·11·955-71·6
Newcastle-under-Lyme9·86311·44416013·30116·23·746-71·8
South Staffordshire6·4157·68719·88·66212·62·454-71·6
Stafford6·5597·64616·58·51611·33·101-63·5
Staffordshire Moorland7·9689·40518·010·57912·42·339-77·8
Stoke on Trent17·16920·54019·624·16117·68·407-65·2
Tamworth4·2135·41228·46·53220·62·705-58·5
County Total136·490148·4788·8173·91517·1187·4247·8
Warwickshire29·67429·080-2·134·55118·860·77975·9
North Warwickshire2·5963·47733·94·57431·51·880-58·9
Nuneaton and Bedworth7·93810·53432·712·07014·65·104-57·7
Rugby4·9316·20325·87·11114·62·529-64·4
Stratford on Avon4·8415·80820·06·58313·32·204-66·5
Warwick4·9575·97420·56·99317·03·827-45·3
County Total54·9376107611·271·88217·776·3236·2

* From 1978–79 to 1980–81 includes Needs Element, Resources Element and Domestic Element; for 1981–82 includes Block Grant and Domestic Rate relief Grant.

† Final figure.
‡ Final figures for Needs Element and Domestic Element; Esimated Resources Element following second Increase Order.

** Estimates after first Increase Order.

†† Estimates based on authorities revised budgets.