HC Deb 16 April 1991 vol 189 c144W
Mr. Ridley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the proportion of local authority revenue expenditure paid in rate or revenue support grant in 1979–80, 1989–90 and 1990–91 respectively; and what was the total of the grant in each of those years expressed in 1989–90 prices.

Mr. Heseltine

The information for the English local authorities is as follows:

Rate/revenue support grant as a proportion of local authority expenditure Rate/revenue support grant expressed in 1989–90 prices
£ million
1979–801 0.49 15,792
1989–90 0.29 9,577
1990–91 0.26 8,807
1 England and Wales.