HC Deb 05 March 1984 vol 55 c424W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary for the Environment if he will list the level of rate support grant paid to Liverpool city council in each of the years from 1976 to date.

Mr. Waldegrave

The figures are as follows:

£ million
1976–77 160.142
1977–78 160.902
1978–79 158.314
1979–80 154.534
1980–81 153.672
1981–82 120.540
1982–83 118.033
1983–84 124.416

Comparison must be made with care. The figures for 1976–77 to 1980–81 comprise needs, resources and domestic rate relief elements and are revalued to 1981–82 settlement prices; no grant was paid to metropolitan counties in these years. The figures for 1981–82 onwards comprise block grant and domestic rate relief grant and are latest entitlements after holdback; figures are in cash terms. Grant has been paid direct to metropolitan counties since 1981–82.