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Street Cleaning: Wolverhampton

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much money her Department granted to Wolverhampton City Council in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 for street cleaning in Wolverhampton; what conditions were applied; and if she will make a statement. (249632)

Street cleaning is one of the services supported through formula grant. Formula grant, which comprises revenue support grant, redistributed business rates and principal formula police grant, is an unhypothecated block grant which means that councils have the freedom to spend it on any service provided that they meet their statutory duties. For this reason, and due to the method of calculating formula grant, particularly floor damping, it is not possible to say how much grant has been allocated for any particular service.