§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will publish as much detailed information 813W as may be available giving the amount of financial assistance given directly and indirectly to the parliamentary constituency area of Lambeth, Central.
§ Mr. Guy Barnett
Information is not available in precisely the form requested since records of Exchequer grants are not kept by parliamentary constituency.
However, for 1974 to 1977, the total amounts of general rate support grant and Exchequer grants and subsidies for specific services to the London Borough of Lambeth, which includes the parliamentary constituency of Lambeth, Central, were of the order of:
£ million 1974–75 … … … 41.0 1975–76 … … … 47.3 1976–77 … … … 60.1
These figures do not include specific grants payable towards expenditure on particular services of the precepting authorities—the Greater London Council including the Inner London Educational Authority and the Metropolitan Police Authority.