§ Mr. Steele
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government the amount paid annually under the Local Government Act, 1947, by way of Exchequer Equalisation Grant and Exchequer Transitional Grant to the county boroughs of Merthyr Tydfil, the non-county boroughs of Durham, Hemel Hempstead and Whitehaven and the burgh of Dumbarton.
§ Mr. H. Macmillan
The amounts paid to the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil are as follows:
— Exchequer Equalisation Grant Exchequer Transitional Grant £ £ 1948–49 234,000 Nil 1949–50 295,571 Nil 1950–51 271,694 Nil 1951–52 282,257 Nil
Neither Exchequer Equalisation Grant nor Exchequer Transitional Grant is paid to non-county boroughs in England and Wales.
I understand from my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State that the figures for the burgh of Dumbarton are:
— Exchequer Equalisation Grant Exchequer Transitional Grant £ £ 1948–49 33,147 Nil 1949–50 49,062 Nil 1950–51 44,053 Nil 1951–52 34,672 Nil