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Local Authorities (Debts)

Volume 35: debated on Wednesday 19 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a table showing the outstanding gross loan debt of each local authority in England on 31 March for the last year for which figures are available in terms of £ per person living in that local authority area, and in terms of equivalent rate poundage for that area.

The available information is given in columns 46 and 78 of the CIPFA publication "Return of Outstanding Debt" as at 31 March 1981, a copy of which is in the Library. Equivalent figures relating to 31 March 1982 will be published by CIPFA shortly.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a table showing for each local authority area in England, the absolute and percentage increase in the total gross outstanding debt between 1 April 1974 and the latest date for which figures are available.

Total gross outstanding debt of each local authority at 31 March 1974 and 31 March 1981 are published in CIPFA "Return of Outstanding Debt" at 31 March 1974 and CIPFA "Return of Outstanding Debt" at 31 March 1981 respectively. Copies of these publications are available in the Library.