§ Sir John Eden
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what, in each of the past 10 years, has been the fixed sum basis determined by the Bournemouth tax office in respect of the adjustment for board and lodging for hotel and guest house proprietors where owners are resident on the premises; and how this compares with the retail price index in each of the years concerned.
§ Sir Geoffrey Howe
[pursuant to his reply, 12 February 1982, c. 501.]: The information requested is set out in the following table:
Relevant Expenditure in England Year Provision in RSG settlement Actual/estimated expenditure £ million £ million (outturn pricers) 1977–78 n.a. 11,404 1978–79 n.a. 12,733 1979–80 n.a. 14,924 1980–81 n.a. *18,042 1981–82 18,423 †(20,079)
§ Mr. Christopher Price
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will publish the outturn current expenditure figures—rate support grant definition—for local authorities in England for 1978–79, 1979–80,1980–81, 1981–82 (estimated) 1981–82 (planned) and 1982–83 (planned) (a) in cash, (b) in November 1980 prices and (c) in November 1981 prices;
(2) if he will publish the outturn current expenditure figures (public expenditure survey definition) for local authorities in England for 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82 (estimated) 1981–82 (planned) and 1982–83 (planned) (a) in cash, (b) in November 1980 prices and (c) in November prices.
§ Mr. King
Figures on a PES basis for 1982–83 are not yet available; they will be published in the next public expenditure White Paper. Under cash planning arrangements, expenditure figures on this definition at constant prices are no longer held centrally
Past current expenditure figures on an RSG basis are available in cash and at November 1980, but not at November 1981, prices.241W
The available figures are as follows:
Current expenditure for local government in England *PES basis †RSG £ million (outturn prices) £ million (outturn prices) £ million (November 1980 prices) 1978–79 11,827 11,040 16,050 1979–80 14,049 12,980 16,320 1980–81 ‡17065 ‡15,660 ‡16050 1981–82 (revised budgets) ‡‡19,058 ‡‡17,520 **15,970 1981–82 (planned) n/a •16,180 15,159 1982–83 (planned) n/a •18,000 n/a
* public expenditure White Paper definition; aggregate of departmental estimates.
† incorporating some late amendments not available at PES level of detail and so excluded from column (1). RSG definition has changed slightly over this period.
** local authorities' own plans at November 1980 prices.
†† local authorities' own cash plans.
‡‡ the cash plans as published did not distinguish capital and current expenditure.
• Settlement provisions.