§ Mr. Craigen
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what were the amounts raised by local authorities in rates in England during each of the past seven years.
§ Mr. King
The available figures* are as follows:
£ million 1975–76 3,655 1976–77 3,968 1977–78 4,505 1978–79 4,966 1979–80 †5,773 * Rate Income: excluding government grant towards rate rebate, and the domestic element of Rate Support Grant. The figures are rate income, reported by local authorities as received in the year. † Provisional outturn.
Figures for 1980–81 are not available on the same basis as for earlier years.