§ Mr. Conway
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what were the capital and revenue contributions from central Government to Shropshire county council and Shrewsbury and Atcham borough council for 1978–79, 1982–83, 1986–87 and 1991–92.
§ Mr. Key
The following is the information:
Central Government contributions Shropshire county council £ million Shrewsbury and Atcham borough council £ million 1978–79 Revenue: Rate support grant1 27.550 4.108 Relevant specific grants to revenue n.a. n.a. Rate rebate grant 0.0 0.190 Transport supplementary grant to revenue 0.490 0.0 Total Revenue n.a. n.a. Capital n.a. n.a. 1982–83 Revenue: Rate support grant2 64.734 2.518 Relevant specific grants to revenue 8.554 0.358
Shropshire county council £ million Shrewsbury and Atcham borough council £ million Rate rebate grant 0.0 0.731 Transport supplementary grant to revenue 0.913 0.0 Total Revenue 74.201 3.607 Capital n.a n.a. 1986–87 Revenue: Rate support grant2 74.597 2.761 Relevant specific grants to revenue 12.859 0.884 Rate rebate grant 0.0 1.826 Transport supplementary grant to revenue 0.037 0.0 Total Revenue 88.393 5.471 Capital 0.868 0.051 1991–923 Revenue grants: To Collection fund Revenue support grant 0.0 11.074 Special grants 0.0 0.0 Community charge grant 0.0 9.550 To General fund Specific grants inside AEF 20.202 0.151 Other revenue support: NNDR entitlement (to Collection fund) 0.0 24.467 Total Revenue support inside AEF 20.202 47.579 Capital 7.751 0.750 1 In 1978–79, rate support grant was made up of needs, resources and domestic elements. The needs element was paid to county councils and resources and domestic elements were paid to district councils. 2 In 1981–82, following the introduction of a different rate support grant system, needs and resources elements were replaced by block grant payable to both upper and lower tier authorities. 3 In 1990–91 the community charge system was introduced. The figures include all grants into the collection fund administered by Shrewsbury and Atcham borough council, which supports the chargepayer in respect of spending by all tiers of authorities. The Government also pay specific grants into the general funds administered by both the named authorities. The figures given are estimates of those inside aggregate Exchequer finance (AEF). As the two authorities do not cover the same functions, the specific grants are quite different both in size and consumption.