§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will state what proportion of the needs element of rate support grant for Wales and England for 1976–77 has been allocated to the metropolitan areas.
§ Mr. Guy Barnett
In the distribution at main order stage of the needs element grant for 1976–77, 26 per cent. of the total grant is being paid to metropolitan districts and 19 per cent. to London boroughs.