HC Deb 15 June 1956 vol 554 cc52-3W
Mr. Green

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what proportion, in each of the past three years, of local government expenditure falling on public funds was met by central Government grants in the case of each class of local authority.

Mr. Sandys

The approximate percentages of the net expenditure of the various classes of local authority in 1953–54 which were met by grants from the central government are shown hereunder. Figures of expenditure for 1955–56 have not yet been received from local authorities while those for 1954–55 have not yet been completely analysed.

per cent.
County councils (including London) 64
County borough councils 47
Metropolitan borough councils (including the City of London) 23
Non-county borough councils 20
Urban district councils 24
Rural district councils 36

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