§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the percentage value of total relevant expenditure of the rate support grant in each year since 1979–80.
§ Mr. Ancram
The information is as follows:
Percentage of Total Relevant Expenditure Provision Aggregate Exchequer Grant per cent. Rate Support Grant per cent. 1979–80 68.5 62.5 1980–81 68.5 62.1 1981–82 66.7 61.1 1982–83 64.2 57.9 1983–84 61.7 55.9 1984–85 60.2 53.4
(a) All percentages calculated from figures in the report on the Rate Support Grant (Scotland) Order for the year in question.
(b) Aggregate Exchequer Grant is the total of grant payable through the Rate Support Grant orders by the Secretary of State to local authorities and consists of specific grants and rate support grant.