§ Mr. Corbyn
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will provide an analysis of the Greater London council's 1984–85 budgeted net revenue expenditure, broken down by service, for each service to be transferred from the Greater London council to the London boroughs and other bodies including the Fire Board, the Thames water authority, the London Planning Commission, the Thamesmead Trust, the Historic Building Commission, the Lee Valley regional park authority, the Residuary Body, the Sports Council, the Arts Council, the Inner London education authority, the shire counties and the shire districts.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
[pursuant to his answer, 29 November 1984, c. 561]: Following is the available information, by service, of the GLC's and ILEA's 1984–85 budgeted net current expenditures:
£ million GLC* (i) Fire (including civil defence) 127 (ii) Land drainage and flood protection 7 (iii) Lee Valley Regional Park Authority† 4 (iv) Other‡ (mostly to boroughs) 396 ILEA 900 * Excluding passenger transport revenue support, which becomes the responsibility of London Regional Transport. Under the abolition proposals fire and civil defence would become the responsibility of a London borough joint board, and land drainage and flood protection the responsibility of the Thames water authority. † Services will not be transferred from the GLC to the Lee Valley regional park authority. ‡ GLC's budget return does not provide sufficient further detail to break down expenditure into the remaining categories requested. Most of this sum relates to functions which would pass to the London boroughs on abolition.