§ 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.