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Shire Counties (Government Grants)

Volume 401: debated on Tuesday 18 March 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much money per head of population has been given in

Grant per head (£)
1993–941994–951995–961996–971997–981998–99
Avon424427398
Bedfordshire1513520479494461485
Berkshire450454430439431
Buckinghamshire1477486436445410419
Cambridgeshire3430440417438432401
Cheshire3436448423443446438
Cleveland585590549
Cornwall440455439461464481
Cumbria466475441467465490
Derbyshire1431444416443424441
Devon3420430415440446432
Dorset2378384370388372381
Durham2477503469494494514
East Sussex2419427410429427445
Essex3454472435453452462
Gloucestershire413414397414415430
Hampshire2418428397413381392
Hereford and Worcester395403375392401
Hertfordshire435453439456452476
Humberside510512478
Isle of Wight454477
Kent3474490464482486497
Lancashire3486496464488489510
Leicestershire2485481452473409421
Lincolnshire460468437465467482
Norfolk418430403421433440
North yorkshire1393402391429429443
Northamptonshire479474447470470493
Northumberland447473482509513521
Nottinghamshire3476477446472474459
Oxfordshire389400378389389397
Shropshire3441450430453453436
Somerset414422392413411427
Staffordshire2439448421442429454
Suffolk417427409432434445
Surrey342356334346347355
Warwickshire398404377397394416
West Sussex383404381394394402
Wiltshire2410412382398394399

government grant to each of the shire counties in each of the last 10 ears; and what the real terms changes were in each of those years. [103116]

The available information is in the following tables. The figures given are for formula grant, which comprises revenue support grant, redistributed business rates and Standard Service Assessment reduction grants (where appropriate).There have been many changes to the functions and funding of local government services over the last ten years, and like-for-like comparisons of grants between ears cannot be made for years when changes have taken place unless figures are adjusted to take account of the changes.For years from 1999–2000, adjusted figures for individual shire county councils exist because the were needed to allow like-for-like comparisons as part of the floors and ceilings calculations.For years before 1999–2000, adjusted grant figures for individual shire count councils do not exist. A like-for-like comparison between 1998–99 and 1999–2000 can, however, be made using unadjusted figures. This is because there were no changes in function or funding between 1998–99 and 1999–2000 that needed reflecting by adjusting the grant figures for 1998–99.

Grant per head (£)

1993–94

1994–95

1995–96

1996–97

1997–98

1998–99

Worcestershire409
Grant per head figures have been calculated by dividing the total grant by the resident

Grant per head (£)

1999–2000

2000–01

2001–02

2002–03

2003–04

Avon
Bedfordshire1496545537522588
Berkshire
Buckinghamshire1433478475456520
Cambridgeshire3414440436438521
Cheshire3460491492480542
Cleveland
Cornwall508546542542596
Cumbria515554555549602
Derbyshire1468511509510582
Devon3453487483482529
Dorset2399433431417463
Durham2549587587593675
East Sussex2458506501507560
Essex3485536531530580
Gloucestershire451492487482547
Hampshire2405445441455506
Hereford and Worcester
Hertfordshire490541536524577
Humberside
Isle of Wight
Kent3515567562551610
Lancashire3530567567570627
Leicestershire3441483477462521
Lincolnshire506552548544595
Norfolk463500496498559
North Yorkshire1460500496486543
Northamptonshire517550545535603
Northumberland546586585567624
Nottinghamshire3486529526524587
Oxfordshire403447440439512
Shropshire3461499495505560
Somerset444485481492550
Staffordshire2476504504496561
Suffolk465502499488554
Surrey366406400399454
Warwickshire436465464459528
West Sussex410451446450503
Wiltshire2419456452445514
Worcestershire427458457452503
Grant per head figures have been calculated by dividing the total grant by the resident

1 The area covered by the county changed on 1 April 1996 due to local government re-organisation.

2 The area covered by the county changed on 1 April 1997 due to local government re-organisation.

3 The area covered by the county changed on 1 April 1998 due to local government re-organisation.

The area covered by the county changed on 1 April 1996 due to local government re-organisation.

Note:

Grant per head figures have been calculated by dividing the total grant by the resident population in the ear for which figures were used in the local government finance settlement (e.g. mid-2001 populations were used when calculating figures for 2003–04).

Real terms change in grant per head

Percentage

1998–99 to 1999–2000

1999–2000 to 2000–01

2000–01 to 2001–02

2001–02 to 2002–03

2002–03 to 2003–04

Avon
Bedfordshire07245
Berkshire
Buckinghamshire18345
Cambridgeshire141210
Cheshire34125
Cleveland-----
Cornwall35123

Real terms change in grant per head

Percentage

1998–99 to 1999–2000

1999–2000 to 2000–01

2000–01 to 2001–02

2001–02 to 2002–03

2002–03 to 2003–04

Cumbria35233
Derbyshire37236
Devon25132
Dorset26132
Durham45137
East Sussex18333
Essex28332
Gloucestershire27145
Hampshire17222
Hereford and Worcester-----
Hertfordshire18343
Humberside-----
Isle of Wight-----
Kent18233
Lancashire15113
Leicestershire27144
Lincolnshire37242
Norfolk36135
North Yorkshire16234
Northamptonshire24025
Northumberland25234
Nottinghamshire36135
Oxfordshire-18248
Shropshire36234
Somerset27134
Staffordshire24135
Suffolk25135
Surrey19235
Warwickshire24137
West Sussex08343
Wiltshire26136
Worcestershire25134

Note:

Real terms figures have been calculated using the GDP deflator