asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much in total the rate support grant was in 1983–84; and what percentage of this total went to the authorities in the 10 largest cities.
The total of rate support grants payable under the Rate Support Grant Supplementary Report (England) (No. 3) 1983–84 is £9,075 million. 10·7 per cent. of this went to the 10 largest district councils outside London-Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Bradford, Manchester, Bristol, Kirklees, Wirral and Coventry.