§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Norfolk, North (Mr. Howell) on 28 January,Official Report, column 391, if he will publish the uprated tables on transitional grants referred to in his answer; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mellor
These tables have now been published as tables 5.2 and 5.4 of the "Public Expenditure Analyses to 1993–94, Statistical Supplement to the 1990 Autumn Statement"—Cm 1520.
The changes as a result of the new community charge reduction scheme announced on 17 January were not included in these tables and are as follows:
England Scotland Wales Great Britain Community charge reduction scheme 1991–92 (£ million) 1,695 90 62 1,847
These figures replace those for transitional relief given in the published tables.
Funding for the new scheme results in offsetting savings of some £300 million on community charge benefit.