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Local Government Expenditure

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 5 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in the Official Report annual statistics since 1979 of local government spending in Grimsby, and the percentage of this spending which was financed by the central Government rate support grant.

The information for 1981–82 and later years is as follows:

Total expenditure £ millionRate support grant ax per cent, of total expenditure
1981–824·32391·4
1982–834·93479·9
1983–845·21079·6
1984–855·77372·9
1985–865·98179·4
1986–876·32881·6
1987–887·33670·1
Total expenditure is the measure of local authority expenditure used in the determination of block grant (the main component of rate support grant). It comprises net current expenditure on the rate fund revenue account plus items such as debt charges and revenue contributions to capital and less specific and supple-mentary grants and items such as interest receipts. Estimates of total expenditure prior to 1981–82 are not available.