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Local Authorities: Expenditure

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much local authorities spent on (a) children and families services and (b) other adult care in (i) cash and (ii) real-terms in 2009 figures according to revenue account budget estimates data held by his Department in each year since 1997; (323227)

(2) how much local authorities spent on public conveniences in (a) cash and (b) real-terms in 2009 figures, according to revenue account budget estimates data held by his Department in each year since 1997;

(3) how much local authorities spent on waste collection in (a) cash and (b) real-terms in 2009 figures, according to revenue account budget estimates data held by his Department in each year since 1997;

(4) how much local authorities spent on street cleaning in (a) cash and (b) 2009 real-terms figures, in each year since 1997 according to revenue account budget estimates data held by his Department;

(5) how much local authorities spent on culture and heritage in (a) cash and (b) 2009 real-terms figures in each year since 1997 according to revenue account budget estimates data held by his Department.

The information requested, as reported by local authorities in England, is tabled as follows.

Net current expenditure: England—Cash

£ million

Asylum seekers1

Strategy1

Children and families services

Other adult care

Children

Adult

Total

Children

Adult

Total

1997-98

2,218.3

6,121.4

90.9

1998-99

2,415.2

6,319.1

192.7

105.4

1999-2000

2,762.2

6,839.8

305.5

110.0

2000-01

2,835.0

7,196.1

551.2

121.0

2001-02

3,118.7

7,683.3

552.7

102.0

2002-03

3,469.8

8,797.8

520.9

142.2

2003-044

3,991.7

10,256.2

469.2

84.0

2004-05

4,487.9

11,351.8

336.6

75.1

2005-06

4,757.2

12,186.8

259.1

71.5

2006-07

5,039.9

12,706.0

176.1

54.9

231.0

26.7

50.8

77.5

2007-08

5,219.0

12,988.9

141.2

45.1

186.3

86.6

51.4

138.0

2008-09

5,531.8

13,637.1

147.8

45.5

193.3

127.4

63.8

191.2

Real terms (at 2008-09 prices)

£ million

Asylum seekers1

Strategy1

Children and families services

Other adult care

Children

Adult

Total

Children

Adult

Total

1997-98

2,887.0

7,966.7

118.3

1998-99

3,078.4

8,054.3

245.7

134.3

1999-2000

3452.7

8,549.5

381.9

137.5

2000-01

3,497.8

8,878.2

680.0

149.2

2001-02

3,763.7

9,272.3

667.1

123.1

2002-03

4,056.6

10,285.5

609.0

166.2

2003-044

4,538.8

11,661.8

533.5

95.5

2004-05

4,964.9

12,558.4

372.4

83.1

2005-06

5,166.4

13,235.2

281.4

77.7

2006-07

5,316.2

13,402.6

185.8

57.9

243.6

28.1

53.6

81.7

2007-08

5,350.6

13,316.6

144.8

46.3

191.0

88.8

52.7

141.5

2008-09

5,531.8

13,637.1

147.8

45.5

193.3

127.4

63.8

191.2

Net current expenditure: England—Cash

£ million

Public conveniences2

Waste collection

Street cleansing (not chargeable to highways)

Culture and heritage3

1997-98

96.4

522.0

337.9

n/a

1998-99

93.8

551.2

361.3

346.3

1999-2000

91.8

581.7

390.4

318.7

2000-01

84.0

637.0

412.8

378.5

2001-02

83.1

676.1

434.4

405.4

2002-03

83.7

752.1

476.6

427.8

2003-044

83.5

865.1

538.3

437.1

2004-05

83.3

965.1

594.6

441.7

2005-06

86.0

1,040.7

627.0

490.6

2006-07

86.6

1,116.0

661.3

535.7

2007-08

87.4

1,186.9

696.8

557.0

2008-09

88.6

1,237.2

741.1

593.6

Real terms (at 2008-09 prices)

£ million

Public conveniences2

Waste collection

Street cleansing (not chargeable to highways)

Culture and heritage3

1997-98

125.4

679.4

439.7

n/a

1998-99

119.5

702.6

460.5

441.4

1999-2000

114.7

727.1

488.0

398.4

2000-01

103.6

785.9

509.3

467.0

2001-02

100.3

815.9

524.2

489.3

2002-03

97.9

879.3

557.2

500.2

2003-044

95.0

983.7

612.1

497.0

2004-05

92.2

1,067.7

657.8

488.6

2005-06

93.4

1,130.2

681.0

532.8

2006-07

91.3

1,177.2

697.5

565.0

2007-08

89.6

1,216.8

714.4

571.1

2008-09

88.6

1,237.2

741.1

593.6

1 A breakdown of children and adult figures prior to 2006-07 is not available.

2 Figures prior to 2001-02 include contributions to rural sewage schemes and cesspool emptying.

3 1997-98 figure is not available.

4 Figures from 2003-04 onwards are collected on a Financial Reporting Standard (FRS) 17 basis

Source:

Communities and Local Government revenue outturn (RO) returns.

The current expenditure defined here is the cost of running local authority services within the financial year. This includes the costs of staffing, heating, lighting and cleaning, together with expenditure on goods and services consumed within the year. This expenditure is offset by income from sales, fees and charges and other (non-grant) income, to give net current expenditure.

Figures from 2003-04 onwards are collected on a Financial Reporting Standard (FRS) 17 basis.

The real-terms figures are calculated using the latest H M Treasury GDP deflator.