HC Deb 22 March 1976 vol 908 cc42-3W
Mr. Tebbit

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total spending on community relations councils and their work (a) from his Departmental Vote and (b) from rates.

Mr. John Silkin

In 1974–75 local authorities in England contributed about £742,000 towards the work of community relations councils. None of this falls on my Department's Votes, since although it is relevant expenditure which counts in the calculation of rate support grant that grant is a block grant within which no sums are earmarked for particular purposes.