HC Deb 12 March 1981 vol 1000 cc393-4W
Mr. Dover

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report an analysis of local government current expenditure in Scotland in 1979–80, showing net expenditure as represented by gross expenditure less charges, and providing a breakdown as to whether finance was provided be (a) grants within the rate support grant system, (b) other grants (itemised separately), (c) changes in balances and (d) rates.

Mr. Younger

The information, for rate fund services, is as follows:

£ million at out turn prices
Near-actual expenditure on rate-fund services 2,093.9
£ million
Rate support grant 1,175.6
Specific grants* 103.7
Rale income (estimated) 706.5 1,985.8
Estimated fall in balances 108.1

£ million
* Police 74.7
List D Schools 0.4
Urban Programme 5.8
Civil Defence 0.4
Urban Development 5.5
Housing Improvement 12.4
Clean Air 0.1
Sewerage 0.9
Sheltered Workshops 0.8
Open Space etc. 0.9
Town Development 0.1
Additional Teachers in Areas of Urban Deprivation 1.7

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