§ Mr. Foulkesasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in Kyle and Carrick and Cumnock and Doon Valley for each year since 1978 in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms, showing in each case the percentage change between years.

§ Mr. LangThe information requested is as follows:

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Average Domestic Rate Bill Percentage Change 1987–88 prices Percentage Change £ £ Kyle and Carrick 1978–79 161 — 327 — 1979–80 179 11 311 -5 1980–81 233 30 342 10 1981–82 337 45 450 32 1982–83 398 18 496 10 1983–84 408 3 487 -2 1984–85 433 6 495 2 1985–86 474 9 510 3 1986–87 501 6 524 3 1987–88 578 15 578 10

Average Domestic Rate Bill Percentage Change 1987–88 prices Percentage Change £ £ Cumnock and Doon Valley 1978–79 112 — 227 — 1979–80 125 12 217 -4 1980–81 169 35 248 14 1981–82 236 40 315 27 1982–83 270 15 337 7 1983–84 275 2 328 -3 1984–85 289 5 330 1 1985–86 346 20 373 13 1986–87 370 7 387 4 1987–88 430 16 430 11 Notes:

1. Source—Rating Review published by CIPFA.

2. The GDP deflator has been used to convert average rate bills to 1987–88 prices.

§ Mr. Nigel Griffithsasked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will give the percentage increase over the previous year in the domestic rates bill in the Edinburgh, South constituency for each year from 1977 to 1987;

(2)if he will give the average domestic rates bill in the Edinburgh, South constituency repriced for inflation for each year from 1977 to 1987;

(3)if he will give the average domestic rates bill in the Edinburgh, South constituency for each year from 1977 to 1987.

Mr. Robert Hughesasked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the rate support grant paid to Aberdeen city district council in each of the financial years since 1978, expressed in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms expressed at 1986–87 prices; and what percentage of total spending in each year this represents.

§ Mr. LangThe information requested is as follows:

R.S.G. cash R.S.G. 1986–87 Percentage of expenditure Cost terms £'000 £'000 Aberdeen 1978–79 3,193 6,213 36 1979–80 3,911 6,511 36 1980–81 4,968 6,976 35 1981–82 5,358 6,852 34 1982–83 4,916 5,865 27 1983–84 5,414 6,175 26 1984–85 5,505 6,014 25 1985–86 3,523 3,629 14 1986–87 2,749 2,749 11 1987–88 4,181 4,001 13 Notes:

1. The figures for the years 1978–79 to 1983–84 are final. Those for 1984–85 to 1987–88 will be varied following the next rate support grant order. The figures reflect selective and general abatement of grant, except that for 1987–88 no adjustment has been made for grant penalties since they will be restored for authorities which bring their expenditure down to guidelines on outturn.

2. The G.D.P. deflator has been used to convert to 1987–88 prices. The expenditure figures used in the final column are those for relevant expenditure including loan charges.

§ Mr. Canavanasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in the constituency of Falkirk, West for each year since 1978 in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms, showing in each case the percentage change between years.

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§ Mrs. Fyfeasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in Glasgow, Maryhill for each year since 1978 in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms, showing, in each case, the percentage change between years.

§ Mr. Douglasasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in the Dunfermline, West constituency for each year since 1978 in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms showing, in each case cash, the percentage change between years.

§ Mr. Gordon Brownasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in the areas covered by Dunfermline, East constituency, repriced for inflation for each year since 1977.

§ Mr. Gordon Brownasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the percentage increase over the previous year in the domestic rates bill in the areas covered by Dunfermline, East constituency for each year since 1977.

§ Mr. Nigel Griffithsasked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will give the rate support grant figure for Scotland for each year from 1978 to 1987;

(2) if he will give the rate support figure, repriced for inflation, for Scotland for each year from 1978 to 1987;

(3) if he will give the percentage change in rate support grant over the previous year for Scotland for each year from 1978 to 1987.

§ Mr. LangThe information requested is set out in the following table:

Scotland Rule support grant cash Change Rate support grant 1987–88 cost terms £ million Per cent. £ million 1978–79 1,041 — 2,116 1979–80 1,195 15 2.079 1980–81 1,451 21 2,129 1981–82 1,543 6 2,062 1982–83 1,633 6 2,036 1983–84 1,718 5 2,048 1984–85 1,672 -3 1,908 1985–86 1,700 2 1,830 1986–87 1,664 -2 1,739 1987–88 1,897 14 1,897 Notes:

(1) The figures for the years 1978–79 to 1983–84 are final. Those for 1984–85 to 1987–88 will be varied following the next rate support grant order. The figures reflect selective and general abatement of grant, except that for 1987–88 no adjustment has been made for grant penalties since they will be restored for authorities which bring their expenditure down to guidelines on outturn.

(2) The G.D.P. deflator has been used to convert to 1987–88 prices.

§ Mr. Nigel Griffithsasked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will give the rate support grant figure for Edinburgh district council for each year from 1978 to 1987;

(2) if he will give the rate support grant figure, repriced for inflation, for Edinburgh for each year from 1978 to 1987;

(3) if he will give the percentage change in rate support grant over the previous year for Edinburgh district council for each year from 1978 to 1987.

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R.S.G. Cash Change R.S.G. 1987–88 Cost terms Edinburgh £'000 Per cent. £'000 1978–79 6,806 — 13,838 1979–80 7,547 11 13,129 1980–81 10,504 39 15,413 1981–82 11,489 9 15,354 1982–83 10,541 -8 13,141 1983–84 11,376 8 13,558 1984–85 6,601 -42 7,536 1985–86 9,567 45 10,299 1986–87 7,405 -23 7,738 1987–88 12,513 69 12,513 Notes

1. The figures for the years 1978–79 to 1983–84 are final. Those for 1984–85 to 1987–88 will be varied following the next rate support grant order. The figures reflect selective and general abatement of grant, except that for 1987–88 no adjustment has been made for grant penalties since they will be restored for authorities which bring their expenditure down to guidelines on outturn.

2. The G.D.P. deflator has been used to convert to 1987–88 prices.

§ Mr. Nigel Griffithsasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give Edinburgh district council's rate support grant figure as a proportion of the total housing support grant figure for Scotland for each year from 1978 to 1985.

§ Mr. LangThe information requested is set out in the following table:

Rate support grant as a percentage of Scotland housing support grant—Edinburgh Year Per cent. 1978–79 ^{1}—1979–80 4 1980–81 5 1981–82 7 1982–83 10 1983–84 16 1984–85 10 1985–86 15 ^{1}Information not readily available.Notes: The rate support grant figures for the years 1978–79 to 1983–84 are final. Those for 1984–85 to 1987–88 will be varied following the next rate support grant order. The figures reflect selective and general abatement of grant, except that for 1987–88 no adjustment has been made for grant penalties since they will be restored for authorities which bring their expenditure down to guidelines on outturn.

§ Mr. Ingramasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in the East Kilbride constituency for each year since 1978 in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms, showing in each case the percentage change between years.

§ 1. Mr. LangThe information requested is set out in the attached table.

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East Kilbride District Council Average Domestic Rate-Bill Percentage Change 1987–88 Prices Percentage Change £ Per cent. £ Per cent. 1978–79 137 — 279 — 1979–80 153 12 266 -4 1980–81 214 40 314 18 1981–82 292 36 390 24 1982–83 337 15 420 8 1983–84 340 1 405 -4 1984–85 361 6 412 2

East Kilbride District Council Average Domestic Rate-Bill Percentage Change 1987–88 Prices Percentage Change £ Per cent. £ Per cent. 1985–86 442 22 476 15 1986–87 479 8 501 5 1987–88 563 18 563 12 Notes:

Source—Rating Review.

2. The GDP deflator has been used to convert average rate bills to 1987–88 prices.

§ Mr. McAllionasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in the Dundee East constituency for each year since 1978 in (i) cash terms and (ii) real terms showing, in each case the percentage change between years.

§ Mr. McFallasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in Dumbarton constituency for each year since 1979 in (i) cash terms and (ii) real terms showing, in each case, the percentage change between years.

§ Mr. LangThe information requested is set out in the table.

Dumbarton District Council Average Domestic Rate-Bill Percentage Change 1987–88 Prices Percentage Change £ Per cent. £ Per cent. 1978–79 163 331 1979–80 174 7 303 -9 1980–81 252 45 370 22 1981–82 337 34 450 22 1982–83 387 15 482 7 1983–84 381 -2 454 -6 1984–85 411 8 469 3 1985–86 489 19 526 12 1986–87 524 7 548 4 1987–88 582 11 582 6 Notes:

1. Source—Rating Review.

2. The GDP deflator has been used to convert average rate bills to 1987–88 prices.

§ Mr. Ernie Rossasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in the Dundee, West constituency for each year since 1978 in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms showing, in each case, the percentage change between years.

§ Mr. Maxtonasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in the Cathcart constituency for each year since 1978 in (i) cash terms and (ii) real terms showing, in each case, the percentage change between years.

§ Mr. Maxtonasked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many properties in Scotland used as residences at the present time are wholly or partially exempt from paying rates; and for what reasons.

§ Mr. Norman Hoggasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth for each year since 1978 in (i) cash terms and (ii) real terms showing, in each case, the percentage change between the years.

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§ Mr. LangThe information requested is set out in the table.

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth District Council Average Domestic Rate-Bill Percentage Change 1987–88 Prices Percentage Change £ Per cent. Per cent. 1978–79 133 270 1979–80 143 8 249 -8 1980–81 195 36 286 15 1981–82 295 51 394 38 1982–83 343 16 428 8 1983–84 345 1 411 -4 1984–85 362 5 413 1 1985–86 420 16 452 9 1986–87 458 9 479 6 1987–88 544 19 544 14 Notes:

1. Source—Rating Review.

2. The GDP deflator has been used to convert average rate bills to 1987–88 prices.

§ Mr. Millanasked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the average domestic rates bill in the city of Glasgow for each year since 1978–79 in cash terms and in real terms, taking 1978–79 as the base year, and showing in each case the percentage change between years.

§ 1. Mr. LangThe information requested is set out in the table.

Glasgow District Council Average domestic rate hill Percentage change 1978–79 prices Percentage change £ per cent. £ per cent. 1978–79 129 — 129 — 1979–80 138 7 118 -8 1980–81 193 40 139 18 1981–82 270 40 177 27 1982–83 321 19 197 11 1983–84 324 1 190 -4 1984–85 340 5 191 1 1985–86 436 28 231 21 1986–87 462 6 237 3 1987–88 511 11 251 6 Notes:

Source—Rating Review.

2. The GDP deflator has been used to convert average rate bills to 1978–79 prices.

§ Mr. Buchanasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in the Paisley, South constituency for each year since 1978 in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms showing, in each case, the percentage change between years.

§ Mr. Lambieasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in the constituency of Cunninghame, South for each year since 1978 in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms showing, in each case, the percentage change between years.

§ Mr. Robin Cookasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in Livingston for each year since 1978 in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms showing, in each case, the percentage change between years.

§ Mr. John Smithasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in Monklands, East for each year since 1978 in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms showing, in each case, the percentage change between years.

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§ Dr. Godmanasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in (a) Greenock and Port Glasgow, (b) Strathclyde region and (c) Scotland as a whole for each year since 1978 in (i) cash terms and (ii) real terms showing, in each case, the percentage charge between years.

§ Mr. LangThe information requested is set out in the table except for the figures for Greenock and Port Glasgow which are not held centrally.

Average domestic rate bill Percentage change 1987–88 prices Percentage change £ Per cent. £ Per cent. Strathclyde Region 1978–79 139 — 283 — 1979–80 154 11 268 -5 1980–81 210 36 308 15 1981–82 291 39 389 26 1982–83 343 18 428 10 1983–84 347 1 414 -3 1984–85 366 5 418 1 1985–86 446 22 480 15 1986–87 476 7 497 4 1987–88 536 13 536 8 Scotland 1978–79 132 — 268 — 1979–80 149 13 259 -3 1980–81 199 34 292 13 1981–82 272 37 363 24 1982–83 310 14 386 6 1983–84 310 0 369 -4 1984–85 328 6 374 1 1985–86 392 20 422 13 1986–87 417 6 436 3 1987–88 480 15 480 10 Notes:

1. Source—Rating Review.

2. The GDP deflator has been used to convert average rate bills to 1987–88 prices.

§ Mr. Allen Adamsasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rate bill in Paisley, North for each year since 1978 in (i) cash terms and (ii) real terms showing, in each case, the percentage change between years.

§ Mr. Grahamasked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the average domestic rates bill in Renfrew West and Inverclyde for each year since 1978 in (i) cash terms and (ii) real terms showing, in each case, the percentage change between years.