HC Deb 03 February 1984 vol 53 cc413-4W
Dr. Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for Environment if, pursuant to his answer of 21 December, Official Report, c. 282, about local authorities'

Table 1
Expenditure performance and growth
Budgetted 'total' expenditure in 1983–84 Cash growth in net current expenditure
Percentage above/below G.R.E Rank in class Percentage above/below target Rank in class 1978–79 to 1983–84 Per cent. Rank in class 1981–82 to 1983–84 Per cent. Rank in class
Metropolitan Police 0.0 (1 of 1) Not applicable 135.7 1 20.7 1
Comparative increases in pay and prices: All local authorities 79.1 13.0
Gross domestic product 70.6 12.0
(April to April) Increase in R.P.I. 70.9 13.8


  1. 1. G.R.E. used is as at first supplementary report.
  2. 2. 1983–84 expenditure from budget returns; 1978–79 and 1981–82 figures from outturn.

of population, in each year from 1981–82 to 1984–85, showing the percentage increase for each authority for each year.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

A breakdown of grant-related expenditure for each authority by service is contained in the technical handbook of grant-related expenditure (the "green book") for each year from 1981–82 to 1983–84, copies of which are in the Library. Figures for 1984–85 are not yet available. The 1984–85 edition of the handbook will be produced, as usual, in the spring.