§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on civil defence in the Greater London area in the latest year for which figures are available; what was the expenditure per head of population; and how this latter figure compares with the average for England and Wales.
§ Mr. Mayhew
In 1981–82 the GLC, the London boroughs, the City of London and the Metropolitan Police spent £945,318—£0.14 per head of population—on civil defence, including £744,912 in Government grant. The corresponding average expenditure in England and Wales was £0.16 per head of population. In addition, the Government spent £19.3 million—£0.39 per head of population—on civil defence in England and Wales including the GLC area.