§ Mr. Allan Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the average increase in receipts of rate support grant needs element by districts in each of the metropolitan county areas and the Greater London Council area in England (a) in 1978–79 and (b) in 1979–80.
§ Mr. King
For the authorities in those areas, the average percentage increases in entitlement to needs element under the main RSG orders for 1978–79 and 1979–80 over the corresponding figures for the preceding years are as follows:
1978–79 over 1977–78 per cent. 1979–80 over 1978–79 per cent. Greater London 17.1 14.6 Greater Manchester 7.4 11.8 Merseyside 3.3 11.2 South Yorkshire 3.0 11.2 Tyne and Wear West Midlands 5.7 12.9 West Midlands 4.4 9.5 West Yorkshire 4.5 11.2