HC Deb 13 April 1981 vol 3 cc33-4W
Mr. Dewar

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing at November 1980 prices the same information about rate support grant as detailed in Appendix D of the House of Commons Paper No. 63 of 1980–81, for the years 1975–76 to 1980–81.

Mr. Younger

Because relevant expenditure includes loan charges, a variable item, grant is not expressed at constant prices and the information cannot be given in the form requested.

The following table shows the amount of relevant expenditure, excluding loan charges, taken into account in the main rate support grant orders for the years 1975–76 to 1980–81 expressed at November 1980 prices:

£ million
1975–76 1,968.7
1976–77 2,059.3
1977–78 2,071.7
1978–79 2,090.3
1979–80 2,153.0
1980–81 2,112.0