§ Mr. Winnick
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government by what amounts he estimates that Croydon ratepayers have benefited by legislation and orders made by him since October, 1964.
§ Mr. Skeffington:
The share of the London Borough Council of Croydon in the General Grants for 1965–66 and 1966–67, fixed by Order under the Local Government Act, 1958, is estimated at £4,441,471 and £4,923,722 respectively. The estimated Rate Support Grant for 1967–68 under the Local Government Act, 1966, including the domestic element which has enabled the rate poundage paid by householders to be reduced by 5d., amounts to £6,961,994. Grants in respect of rate rebates granted up to 30th September, 1967, will total about £130,000. Other grants arising out of legislation since October, 1964, are expected to amount to about £7,000 up to the end of this financial year. It is too early to assess the effect of the rating of office premises of nationalised boards.