HC Deb 29 July 1976 vol 916 cc353-4W
Mr. Michael Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what

years for which figures are available; and what steps are taken in each of these areas to ensure that everyone entitled to such rebates applies.

Mr. Guy Barnett

The number of rate rebates granted by local authorities in the Greater Manchester area in the period 1975–76 are listed below. In 1973–74 the old rebate scheme was administered by the pre-reorganisation authorities and consequently not all details are available.

proportion of local authority—England and Wales—current revenue expenditure was represented by wages and salaries in each of the past five years.

Mr. Guy Barnett

The available figures are as follows:

Wages and salaries as a percentage of total net expenditure on rate fund services
Per cent.
1970–71 64.5
1971–72 66.0
1972–73 68.0
1973–74 66.0
1974–75 (provisional) 68.5

Figures for 1975–76 will be available later this year.