To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much the rate support grant was in (a) Essex County Council and (b) Braintree District Council in each year from 1990 to 2002. 
The amounts of revenue support grant paid to Essex County Council and to Braintree District Council in each financial year from 1990–91 to 2002–03 are given in the table.
|Revenue support grant paid to Essex County Council and Braintree District|
|Essex County Council||Braintree District Council|
|1 Between 1990–91 and 1992–93, all revenue support grant for shire areas was paid direct to the collection funds of district councils amounts for individual authorities were not separately identified.|
|2 Responsibility for policing transferred from Essex County Council to Essex Police Authority on 1 April 1995.|
|3 The area covered by Essex County Council was reduced on 1 April 1998, when Southend and Thurrock became unitary authorities|
Figures are not necessarily comparable between years due to changes in function and responsibility. The main changes are listed.
Revenue support grant was not the only general grant paid to each authority by central Government during the period shown in the table. Other grants paid include redistributed non-domestic rates.