HC Deb 06 May 1976 vol 910 c441W
Mr. Rifkind

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what provision has been made in the 1976–77 rate support grant for expenditure on community councils; and how much has been allowed for Scotland as a whole.

Mr. McElhone

Rate support grant is a general grant in support of local authorities' relevant expenditure as a whole and not of particular services. The total rate support grant for 1976–77 is £822.7 million. I have no estimate of the amount of expenditure likely to be incurred on community councils in 1976–77.