Mr. Ted Fletcher
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how much financial Government aid was given to the Darlington Borough Council in the year 1963–64; what is the estimated aid in 1969–70 and 1970–71; and if he will provide details of these payments.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
For 1969–70 and 1970–71 only the estimated amounts of rate support grant can be given; amounts of specific revenue grants, housing subsidies and capital grants are not yet known.
Details of the grants for 1963–64 and the rate support grants for 1969–70 and 1970–71 are as follows:
DARLINGTON COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL 1963–64 1969–70 1970–71 £ £ £ Grants corresponding to rate support grants: General grant 1,007,457 School milk and meals* 116,687 Highways* 551 Rate deficiency grant 46,723 1,171,418 Rate support grants: Needs element 2,181,775 2,342,738 Domestic element 114,577 156,937 2,296,352 2,499,675 Specific revenue grants: Education 6,441 Public health 353 Care of the aged 510 Protection of children 1,636 Improvement grants 11,437 Civil defence 12,432 Administration of justice 14,741 Miscellaneous 102 Housing subsidies and other housing 81,495 Capital grants: Highways 6,262 Total £1,306,827 * These specific grants were absorbed in the rate support grant from 1967–68 onwards.