§ Mr. Norris
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will provide for each local authority the level of rates payable in 1989–90 below which a ratepaying couple who have not subsequently moved house might expect in 1991–92 to benefit from the community charge reduction scheme.
§ Mr. Jack Thompson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list for the years 1988–89, 1989–90 and 1990–91, for each local authority in England and Wales, the proportion of revenue raised by the rating system or community charge as a percentage of total local authority expenditure.
§ Mr. Key
I am arranging for a table of the estimates for local authorities in England for 1988–89 and 1989–90 to be placed in the Library of the House. For 1990–91, community charge income is paid into the collection fund of the charging authority and, together with revenue support grant and receipts from the non-domestic rates pool, finances the spending of both charging and precepting authorities. It is not therefore possible to relate the community charge income of the collection fund to the expenditure of any particular authority.
Figures for authorities in Wales are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.
§ Mr. Key
[holding answer 20 March 1991]: The figures requested are given in the following table:
Percentage increase in SSA between 1990–91 and 1991–92 per cent. Greater London City of London 2.5 Camden 22.4 Greenwich 22.2 Hackney 22.9 Hammersmith and Fulham 20.8 Islington 25.4 Kensington and Chelsea 26.8 Lambeth 23.3 Lewisham 24.1 Southwark 24.7 Tower Hamlets 25.1 Wandsworth 23.2 Westminster 22.1
per cent. Barking and Dagenham 20.6 Barnet 22.9 Bexley 21.3 Brent 19.9 Bromley 21.9 Croydon 20.7 Ealing 21.7 Enfield 22.1 Haringey 21.7 Harrow 18.9 Havering 20.3 Hillingdon 23.5 Hounslow 23.9 Kingston upon Thames 21.6 Merton 17.2 Newham 23.7 Redbridge 22.6 Richmond upon Thames 22.1 Sutton 21.9 Waltham Forest 20.8 Greater Manchester Bolton 17.9 Bury 17.9 Manchester 19.5 Oldham 21.6 Rochdale 19.5 Salford 16.3 Stockport 19.2 Tameside 18.5 Trafford 16.6 Wigan 18.6 Merseyside Knowsley 16.0 Liverpool 18.1 St. Helens 20.2 Sefton 20.5 Wirral 19.2 South Yorkshire Barnsley 19.9 Doncaster 20.5 Rotherham 18.8 Sheffield 20.2 Tyne and Wear Gateshead 20.4 Newcastle upon Tyne 18.8 North Tyneside 19.5 South Tyneside 18.2 Sunderland 19.5 West Midlands Birmingham 18.4 Coventry 17.0 Dudley 19.5 Sandwell 17.1 Solihull 17.9 Walsall 15.9 Wolverhampton 18.4 West Yorkshire Bradford 19.7 Calderdale 18.0 Kirklees 18.8 Leeds 20.5 Wakefield 19.4
§ Mrs. Mahon
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what would be the level of community charge in Kent for 1990–91 if the amount of revenue support grant, or its equivalent, paid to local authorities had been maintained at its 1978–79 level in real terms;169W
(2) what would be the level of community charge in Calderdale for 1990–91 if the amount of revenue support grant, or its equivalent, paid to local authorities had been maintained at its 1978–79 level in real terms.