§ Mr. Michael Morris
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total revenue expenditure of local authorities in England and Wales for the latest available year; and what proportion of the expenditure is met from (a) grants, (b) rates and (c) charges and other revenues.
§ Mr. Guy Barnett
Following is the information:
OUTTURN EXPENDITURE AND INCOME OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN ENGLAND AND WALES 1977–78 £ millions Percentage of all income per cent. Gross expenditure*† 18,442 Total income‡* 18,696 of which:— grants 9,138 49 rates 4,687 25 charges and other income‡ 4,871 26 Notes: * Equals gross expenditure on rate fund, housing revenue and trading accounts, net of transfers between accounts. † Includes recharges between services e.g. administraiton. ‡ An increase in balances of £254 million accounts for the excess of income over expenditure.