§ Mr. Alec Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish for each local education authority in Wales that element of the grant-related expenditure appertaining to education for 1982–83.
§ Mr. Michael Roberts
Block grant supports local authority revenue expenditure generally and is not earmarked for particular services. In Wales, the current expenditure components of the 1982–83 grant related expenditure calculations were made initially on a service basis at 1979–80 volume and prices and then adjusted, using a single common factor, to determine on a non-service basis, the overall assessment for each county council at the volume and prices accepted for the 1982–83 rate support grant settlement. Consequently the methodology used in Wales to determine GRE is not designed to provide assessments for individual services.