asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report for each local authority in England in order of magnitude (a) its increase in block grant from 1986–87 to 1987–88, in percentage terms, together with the entitlements for each year in millions, (b) its increase in total expenditure from 1986–87 to 1987–88 in percentage terms together with the expenditure figures for each year in £ millions and (c) its 1987–88 block grant as a percentage of its 1987–88 total expenditure, on the basis, in each case, of the 1986–87 figures used in the First Supplementary Report.
The information requested by the hon. Gentleman has been made available in the House of Commons Library.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer of 8 April, Official Report, column 257, whether he will publish in the Official Report (a) figures on the same basis for the metropolitan districts and (b) figures on the same basis for the London boroughs excluding rate support grant for the Metropolitan police from both years.
[pursuant to his reply, 29 April 1987]; The figures requested at (a) have been placed in the Library. As explained in the notes to my answer of 8 April, Official Report, column 257, in 1981–82 metropolitan police entitlements were paid direct to the rating authorities so the comparison sought at (b) is not possible.