HC Deb 23 May 1985 vol 79 c503W
Mrs. Renee Short

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the total amount which his Department acquired resulting from penalties which were imposed on councils for spending in excess of required amounts during the 1984–85 financial year.

Mr. Waldegrave

The total amount of block grant held back by the exchequer from local authorities in England which budgeted to exceed their expenditure guidance in 1984–85 was £455 million.

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