§ Mr. Thornton
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will provide estimates showing for each financial year from 1987–88 to 1990–91 the amount of actual or planned expenditure on section 11 grant.
§ Mr. John Patten
The amount of grant paid, or estimated to be paid under section 11 of the Local384W Government Act 1966 for the years in question is set as follows. This represents the Home Office element (75 per cent.) of the total expenditure, the remainder being the local authority contribution.
Financial year Grant £ million 1987–88 93 1988–89 89 1989–90 115 1990–91 110
The figure for the current year includes anticipated payments in respect of earlier years.