HC Deb 23 April 1986 vol 96 c169W
44. Mr. Loyden

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what criteria he used in deciding the level of rate support grant for Liverpool for 1986–87; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Rumbold

The amount of rate support grant payable to Liverpool city council in 1986–87 depends principally upon its budgeted total expenditure for the year as reported to my Department, and its GRE, the second highest per head amongst metropolitan district councils. The same criteria apply to every other local authority.