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Local Government Finance

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what individual funding streams there are within the area-based grant; and which elements of area-based grant derive from funding streams which are managed by other Government departments. (288162)

Information on individual area based grant funding streams and their contributing central Government Departments for the period 2009-10 is available from the CLG website at the following link:

http://wwwcommunities.gov.uk/documents/localgovernment/xls/780467118.xls

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the amount of area-based grant will be in each of the next three years. (288163)

The total of area based grant in 2010-11 is currently scheduled to be £4,776,748,906. This total is subject to change as departments contributing to ABG have the option to increase their previously announced allocations or to include new funding streams within ABG. Details of department allocations are available on the CLG website at the following link:

www.communities.gov.uk/localgovernment/localgovernmentfinance/areabasedgrant/

Spending plans for 2011-12 onwards have yet to be determined.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how the number of resident migrants who are not recorded on the census in a particular locality are reckoned for the purposes of local government finance settlements. (288982)

The distribution of Formula Grant funding takes into account a measure of the usual resident population, and does not use estimates of migrant numbers separately.

Communities and Local Government use sub-national population projections and the mid-year estimates that are published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). These statistics take into account changes in the population through natural change (births and deaths), internal migration (movements between local authorities) as well as international migration.