HL Deb 09 May 1988 vol 496 c961WA
Lord Mulley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What percentage of total local government expenditure was covered by central government in the financial years 1978–79 and 1986–87 respectively, and whether these figures are on a similar basis or whether any, and if so what, adjustment should be made.

The Minister of State, Department of the Environment (The Earl of Caithness)

The information on a consistent basis for the two years is as follows:

Aggregate Exchequer Grant(1) as a percentage of relevant expenditure—all local authorities in Great Britain.

1978–79 61.5
1986–87 47.0

(1)Comprising rate support grant, specific and supplementary grants.

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