HC Deb 21 March 1991 vol 188 cc171-2W
Mr. Speller

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what are(a) the average cost per person of Government provision towards local government services and (b) individual community charges in each district in Devon in 1991–92;

(2) what is the support per person given by central Government to (a) Lambeth and (b) North Devon; and what is the community charge of each for the year 1991–92.

Mr. Key

The available information is given in the table. If Parliament enacts the Community Charges (General Reduction) Bill, new average community charges will be £140 lower, with a consequent increase in central Government support.

Total external support1 Average community charge
1991–92 1991–92
£/head £/head
East Devon 456 383
Exeter 491 377
Mid Devon 472 394
North Devon 479 2
Plymouth 510 380
South Hams 465 380
Teignbridge 466 405
Torbay 475 380
Torridge 514 346
West Devon 468 370
Lambeth 1,557 590
1 Total external support includes revenue support grant, receipts from the non-domestic rates pool, area protection grant and Inner

London education grant. Information on other central Government support (specific grants, community charge reduction scheme, and community charge benefits) will not be available until authorities send in their detailed budget returns to the Department.

2 Not available.

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