HC Deb 11 May 1988 vol 133 c173W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the 10 district authorities in England with the highest percentage rate rises in the current year; and which of these authorities fall within the present criteria for possible rate capping.

Mr. Newton

Information on health authorities expenditure on contributions in lieu of rates is not collected in-year but is recorded in their annual accounts. Health authorities' annual accounts for the financial year 1987–88 are not due for submission to the Department until the end of June 1988 and information for that year will be available in the autumn.