HC Deb 27 February 1968 vol 759 c319W
Mr. Roebuck

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government by what amount he estimates that Harrow ratepayers have benefited by legislation and orders made by him since October, 1964; and whether he will give details.

Mr. Skeffington

The share of the London Borough Council of Harrow in the General Grants for 1965–66 and 1966–67, fixed by Order under the Local Government Act 1958, is estimated at £2,584,435 and £2,828,856 respectively. The estimated Rate Support Grant for 1967–68 under the Local Government Act, 1966 amounts to £4,234,877, comprising the needs element of £4,072,355 and the domestic element of £162,522. The domestic element has enabled the rate poundage paid by householders to be reduced by 5d. Total grants in respect of rate rebates are expected to be about £112,000 up to the end of 1967–68. It is too early to assess benefit from specific grants under the Local Government Act, 1966.