§ Mr. Ian Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of local government expenditure to Northern Ireland is raised from(a) domestic ratepayers, (b) business ratepayers, and (c) Government grant.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The information sought is not available in the precise form requested because of the structure of the rating system in Northern Ireland.
Of planned gross expenditure of £177.4 million by district councils in 1990–91, it is estimated that £106.3 million or 60 per cent. will be raised from domestic and business ratepayers, £36.1 million or 20.3 per cent. from Government grants and £35.0 million or 19.7 per cent. from fees, charges and other income.
It may be noted that, in Northern Ireland, local government is not responsible for roads, education or social services.