§ 20. Mr. Joseph Dean
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what financial support is apportioned from the rate fund to the housing revenue account of the six largest metropolitan districts in England in both total and rate poundage terms.
§ Mr. Stanley
Following is the information:
Estimated mandatory and voluntary rate fund contributions to the Housing Revenue Account by six largest (by population) Metropolitan Districts for 1981–82 District Total Rate Fund Contribution 1981–82 Rate Fund Contribution expressed as rote poundage (£m) (p) Birmingham 7.1 4.4 Leeds 3.8 4.5 Sheffield 10.2 15.5 Liverpool 5.8 8.6 Manchester 32.0 42.3 Bradford 1.6 3.6
Note:Rate fund contribution data is taken from the latest return of expenditure and rates (ER82). It has been abstracted from information provided by individual local authorities and does not represent an estimate by the Department. In the right-hand column, the effect of block grant would modify the poundage effect faced by the ratepayer.