HC Deb 11 February 1991 vol 185 c331W
Mr. Peter Robinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the general grant factor paid to each district council in Northern Ireland in 1990–91 and the amount that would have been paid if the 1980–81 general grant factor had been used.

Mr. Needham

The total estimated amount of general grant due to each district council in 1990–91 is set out in the table:

Estimated grant payable in 1990–91 year
Council £
Antrim 271,500
Ards 1,246,451
Armagh 981,329
Ballymena 485,881
Ballymoney 560,834
Banbridge 594,700
Belfast 5,490,717
Carrickfergus 472,571
Castlereagh 373,483
Coleraine 296,053
Cookstown 589,420
Craigavon 1,607,153
Derry 3,700,423
Down 1,514,200
Dungannon 987,085
Fermanagh 1,105,293
Larne 440,627
Limavady 660,561
Lisburn 1,063,829
Magherafelt 710,623
Moyle 480,442
Newry and Mourne 2,594,300
Newtownabbey 914,170
North Down 678,434
Omagh 1,182,481
Strabane 1,259,828

It is not possible to apply the 1980–81 general grant factor to district council expenditure in 1990–91. The calculation of the general grant factor is dependent on the population, rateable valuations and the penny rate product for a district in a particular year. The criteria applying in 1980–81 are not comparable with those applying in 1990–91.

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