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Local Government Finance

Volume 181: debated on Friday 23 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is(a) the Government assistance per head in the North Devon district council area and (b) the community charge in the same area.

External support to the North Devon district council area is £470 per adult in 1990–91. External support consists of revenue support grant, receipts from the national non-domestic rate pool, receipts from the safety net and low rateable values grant. The average community charge in the area is £319.Charge payers in the North Devon area also receive additional Government assistance through community charge benefits and the transitional relief scheme.