§ Mr. Fernyhough
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage the rates paid by householders represents of local authority income; what percentage comes from the Government grant to local authorities; and what central Government contribution represents in pence in relation to each £ paid in income tax.
§ Mr. Joel Barnett
In 1976–77 income from domestic ratepayers and Government grants, provisionally calculated at outturn prices, formed 12 per cent. and 63 per cent. respectively of total local authority revenue from rates, housing rents, and central Government grants. As a proportion of each £ paid in income tax in 1976–77 there was a central Government contribution of 51p to local authorities' revenue as defined above.