HC Deb 06 March 1969 vol 779 c180W
Mr. Wellbeloved

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what was the total amount of financial aid given to the London Borough of Bexley from Government sources in the financial years 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, and 1968–69; whether he will state the equivalent figure that will be made available for the year 1969–70; what these grants represent in terms of the product of a 1d. rate for the borough; and if he will publish the details in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Skeffington

The total amounts of Exchequer grants to the London Borough of Bexley, including housing subsidies and capital grants, for the years 1965–66, 1966–67 and 1967–68, the product of a 1d. rate for each year and the rate equivalents of the amounts of grants are as follows:

1965–66 1966–67 1967–68
£ £ £
Total Exchequer Grants 3,806,803 4,267,912 4,951,274
1d. Rate Product 42,482 43,712 44,163
Rate equivalent of total grants 7s. 6d. 8s. 2d. 9s. 4d.

The estimates of rate support grants for 1968–69 and 1969–70, the product of a 1d. rate for each year and the rate equivalents of those grants are:

1968–69 1969–70
£ £
Rate Support Grants (including the domestic element) 5,015,146 5,591,825
1d. Rate Product 44,493 45,600
Rate equivalent of rate support grants 9s. 5d. 10s. 3d.

Total amounts of other grants for 1968–69 and 1969–70 are not yet available.

Source—Epitomes of Accounts and Departmental records.