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Communities and Local Government

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

Local Government Finance

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what local authority revenue was provided from (a) central Government, (b) council tax revenues and (c) special grants for each region in each of the last 12 years, ranked in descending order according to the size of increase.

[Official Report, 26 January 2009, Vol. 487, c. 116W.]

Letter of correction from John Healey:

An error has been identified in the 2000-01 figures in the Central Government grant table provided in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Vale of Clwyd (Chris Ruane) on 26 January 2009. I have notified the MP of the error.

The correct figures for the Central Government grant are as follows:

Central Government grant

£ million

North East

North West1

Yorks and Humber

East Midlands

West Midlands

East of England

London

South East

South West

Total England

1996-97

1,952

5,037

3,554

2,561

3,660

3,112

7,029

4,460

2,757

34,121

1997-98

1,931

4,986

3,495

2,570

3,623

3,120

7,049

4,483

2,784

34,041

1998-99

2,028

5,276

3,685

2,659

3,826

3,242

7,254

4,630

2,880

35,480

1999-2000

2,146

5,529

3,876

2,793

4,010

3,391

7,533

4,809

3,024

37,112

2000-01

2,224

5,732

4,024

2,911

4,152

3,564

7,755

5,027

3,149

38,539

2001-02

2,288

5,897

4,153

3,022

4,287

3,740

8,096

5,301

3,264

40,048

2002-03

2,309

5,957

4,181

3,034

4,322

3,754

8,206

5,323

3,270

40,358

2003-04

2,496

6,514

4,565

3,352

4,760

4,094

8,790

5,781

3,588

43,940

2004-05

2,611

6,830

4,777

3,540

5,049

4,307

9,271

6,044

3,743

46,172

2005-06

2,767

7,226

5,058

3,771

5,395

4,594

9,833

6,410

4,004

49,058

2006-07

1,573

3,819

2,624

1,784

2,723

2,011

5,784

2,714

1,825

24,857

2007-08

1,622

3,943

2,708

1,855

2,819

2,086

5.964

2,787

1,893

25,677

(250719)