HC Deb 02 April 1963 vol 675 c28W
Mr. Eden

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what is the net average percentage by which local expenditure is met by the General Grant; and how this compares with the figure for Bournemouth alone.

Sir K. Joseph

In 1961–62 general grants met about 54 per cent, of local expenditure in England and Wales on the services in respect of which they are paid. The corresponding figure for Bournemouth was 41 per cent.

The main reason why Bournemouth's share of the general grant is low is that the proportion of school children is well below the national average.

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