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Rate Support Grant (Liverpool)

Volume 82: debated on Monday 8 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what amount of rate support grant will now be paid at the levels of expenditure currently set by Liverpool city council; how much has already been paid; and if he will make a statement.

As a result of Liverpool city council budgeting to spend £265 million in 1985–86, the rate support grant entitlement will be £50·273 million after holdback of grant. Including the payment being made today, the city council will have received £36·478 million.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the originally planned level of rate support grant for 1985–86 for Liverpool on the basis that the city council would budget to spend at his Department's target.

Region"Homeloan" scheme house price limits from 20 July 1985 £Average price paid by first-time buyers 1st quarter 1985 £Increase in "Homeloan" scheme house price limits on 20 July 1985 Per cent.Increase in average price paid by first-time buyers between 1st quarters of 1984 and 1985 Per cent.
England
Northern21,50016,4807·05·5
Yorkshire and Humberside20,40016,6606·3-1·6
East Midlands22,10018,3408·310·1
East Anglia26,00022,4009·713·8
South East:
London38,00032,97014·87·9
rest of South East33,50027,68014·07·9
South West28,20023,9709·77·4
West Midlands21,90018,5605·86·1
North West21,70017,6907·40·7
Wales22,70019,6806·64·6
Scotland26,00019,6109·73·8

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many first time home buyers have received help under the Home Purchase Assistance and Housing Corporation Act 1978, each year since it came into force; and if he will give separate numbers of each region.

We estimate that the number of first-time buyers who have received help under the home purchase assistance—"Homeloan"—scheme are as follows:

Number
1980–81602
1981–825,500
1982–836,280
1983–844,200
1984–854,160
Total20,742

Had Liverpool budgeted to spend at their target for 1985–86, they would have been entitled to £139·597 million in rate support grant.