To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish the proportion of local authority revenue expenditure in Wales financed by (a) Government grant, (b) non-domestic rates and (c) local domestic taxation in each year from 1978–79 to 1990–91 and estimates for 1991–92 and 1992–93.
The information available is given in the table. Prior to 1981–82 there was no separate rate support grant system for Wales and so figures are not available.
|Financing of local authority revenue expenditure1|
|Government grants2||Non-domestic rates3||Domestic rates/community charges4|
|1 The percentages do not add to 100 per cent. for technical reasons; these include rounding and authorities' use of balances. Local authority revenue expenditure is defined here (i) prior to 1990–91 as "relevant" expenditure plus expenditure on certain non-relevant items such as net expenditure on mandatory student awards (ii) for 1990–91 onwards as revenue expenditure "on a Total Standard Spending basis".|
|2 Prior to 1990–91 comprises rate support grant, specific and supplementary grants within aggregate Exchequer grant, domestic|
|Building for sale||Building under licence|
|Alyn and Deeside||—||—||—||22||—||—|
|Source: Welsh Office housing returns.|
|1 Data for the last two quarters.|
2 rate relief grant and rate rebate grants. For 1990–91 onwards comprises revenue support grant, specific and supplementary grants within aggregate external finance, community charge benefit grant, transitional relief/community/charge reduction scheme grants and community charge grant (1991–92).
3 Prior to 1990–91 rate income, net of rebates. For 1990–91 onwards the distributable amount.
4 Prior to 1990–91 rate income, net of domestic rate relief grant and rate rebates. For 1990–91 onwards net of community charge benefit grant, transitional relief/community charge reduction scheme grants and community charge grant (1991–92).
6 1992–93 settlement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish the total of local government (a) revenue and (b) capital expenditure by local government within Wales for each year from 1978–79 to 1991–92 (estimated).
The information available is given in the table. Revenue expenditure figures are not available on a comparable basis prior to 1981–82.
|Revenue expenditure1||Capital expenditure2|
|1 Prior to 1990–91 total expenditure for block grant purposes; for 1990–91 onwards new net revenue expenditure including community council expenditure. Whilst these two definitions are similar (for example, both are net of specific and supplementary grants) they are not directly comparable.|
|2 Capital expenditure charged to the capital account|