§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Prime Minister, further to her answer to the hon. Member for Altrincham and Sale (Mr. Montgomery) on Thursday 12 July, if she will set out the details of her calculation of the figure of 9 per cent. as the proportion of the services provided for the ratepayers of Greater London by the Greater London council.
§ The Prime Minister
About 16 per cent. of all revenue expenditure on local government services for the ratepayers and other residents in the Greater London area is made by the Greater London council. This figure is described in chapter 1 of the White Paper "Streamlining the Cities". When account is also taken of services provided in London by central Government bodies such as the National Health Service, the proportion changes to 9 per cent. or less.