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Grants To Local Authorities

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many separate changes there have been to the method and basis of allocating grants to local authorities in Wales since May 1979.

It is not practicable, except at disproportionate expense, to set out the changes which have been made since May 1979 to the conditions pertaining to the large number of grants which local authorities may receive.However, the main grant in support of local authority expenditure is the rate support grant, where the method of allocation adopted for the financial year 1981–82 is set out in the Welsh Rate Support Grant Report 1980, a copy of which is in the Library of the House.