§ Mr. McTaggart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report the amount of central Government grant, at 1983 prices, received by (a) Glasgow district council, (b) Strathclyde regional council and (c) all Scottish local authorities, for the last five years for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Ancram
Grant is not expressed at constant prices, as relevant expenditure includes loan charges, a variable item, and as provision for local authority expenditure and grant has since 1982–83 been expressed in cash terms. "Rating Review", published annually by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy's Scottish branch includes details of central Government grants to local authorities in Scotland. Copies are available in the Library.