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Local Government Expenditure

Volume 205: debated on Friday 13 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish a table, covering the years 1986–87 and consistent with Cm 1916, showing by sub-programme (a) total local authority expenditure in Wales, (b) local authority expenditure in Wales on services for which he has policy responsibility and (c) an analysis of the differences between (a) and (b).

Consistent with appendix 3 of Cm 1916, the information is as follows:

Local authority expenditure in Wales 1986–87 Local authority expenditure within the responsibility of the Secretary of State
£ million
160107 Other agriculture and fisheries
160108 Support fishing industry1
160114 Land drainage and flood prevention1
160115 Coast protection2
160117 Land drainage and flood prevention9
160118 Coast protection
Total agriculture13
160209 General labour market—capital
160211 General labour market—current5
Total industry5
Roads and Transport
160405 Roads new construction and improvement67
160406 Other transport capital3
160407 Road maintenance82
160408 Other transport current29
Total roads and transport181
160503 Administration7

£ million

160504 Expenses of rent officers1
160505 Rate fund contribution to HRA2
160506 Local authority improvements79
160507 Enveloping9
160508 New dwellings23
160509 Land3
160510 Municipalisation1
160511 Repurchase of defective dwellings2
160512 Slum clearance1
160513 Low-cost home ownership1
160514 Improvement grants61
160515 Reinstatement grants3
160516 Home insulation grants2
160518 Local authority lending to others4
160519 Sales-53
160520 Repayments loans—former tenants-16
160521 Repayments loans—others-13
Total housing115

Other environmental services

160604 CADW grants to local authorities1
160605 Tax and rate collection8
160606 Records, registrations and surveys1
160607 Urban programme5
160609 Other local environmental services178
160610 Urban programme21
160612 Derelict land13
160613 Water services grants to local authorities
160614 Gypsy sites
160615 Other local environmental services76
Total other environmental services304


160702 Higher and further education119
160735 Youth service7
160737 Other education services5
160742 Primary and nursery education235
160743 Secondary education291
160744 Special education28
160745 Administration and inspection32
160746 Other education support services2
160747 School catering29
160741 Capital expenditure40
Total education789

Arts and libraries

160804 Libraries capital2
160805 Libraries current18
160806 Museums and art galleries capital
160807 Museums and art galleries current2
Total arts and libraries22

Personal social services

160910 Personal social services capital8
160911 Personal social services current134
160912 Port health service current
Total personal social services143
Total local authority expenditure within the responsibility of the Secretary of State1,572

Local authority expenditure outside the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Wales

£ million

Intervention board for agricultural produce

030102 EC subsidy for school milk
030103 EC subsidy for school meals1
Total intervention board1


040602 Consumer protection5
040702 Sheltered employment and workshops2
Total Department of Employment7



060401 Ports and piers
060601 Airports
Total Department of Transport

Home Office

090110 Magistrates courts10
090111 Other courts1
090203 Probation and after care9
090204 Probation—bail hostels
090301 Police148
090304 School crossing patrols2
090400 Civil defence1
090601 Fire service40
090804 Registration of electors2
Total Home Office214

Department of Education and Science

100203 Universities—EC student fees
100205 Mandatory student awards46
Total Department of Education and Science46

Department of Social Security—Housing benefits

121102 Rent allowances48
121104 Rent rebates—discretionary1
121105 Rent allowances—discretionary
121109 Rent rebates134
121111 Administration of housing benefit7
Total Department of Social Security190
Total Local authority expenditure outside the responsibility of the Secretary of State458
Total Local authority expenditure in Wales2,030