§ Mr. Joseph Dean
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the global and per capita sums of money spent by the six largest metropolitan districts on services for which they are responsible for 1977; and what are the predictions for 1978.
§ Mr. Freeson
The following figures relate to total local rate and grant borne expenditure in revenue estimates for 1977–78:
Authority Population in mid-1976 Thousands Expenditure £ million Brimingham 1,061.8 227.291 Leeds 744.5 132.198 Sheffield 555.4 119.361 Liverpool 542.1 126.370 Manchester 496.1 149.741 Bradford 461.0 99.545
Source: Return of Expenditure and Rates, for the year ending 31st March 1978, the results of which will be published shortly in "Financial, General and Rating Statistics" [Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy]
Figures of the corresponding expenditure outturn for 1977–78 and estimates for 1978–79 are not yet available.