HC Deb 10 March 1978 vol 945 cc812-3W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will publish as much detailed information 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.