HC Deb 21 February 1978 vol 944 c612W
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.

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