§ Mr. Forman
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of local authority current expenditure is spent on programmes or services which are demand driven and what proportion on programmes or services which are directly cash limited by central Government.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
From the returns which local authorities make to my Department, it is not possible to identify the elements within each programme or service which are demand driven. Expenditure on individual programmes and services is not cash limited by central Government.