§ Mr. Jessel
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will set out figures for the last five financial years including the current year, and the projected figures for next year for Government grant to the Richmond upon Thames borough council both on capital and current account.
§ Mr. Key
The available information is as follows:
Government grants to Richmond-on-Thames borough council Revenue £ million Capital £ million 1987–88 124.82 0.21 1988–89 121.45 n.a. 1989–90 122.87 0.84
Projected figures Revenue £million Capital £million 21990–91 363.82 1.41 1991–92 491.40 50.45 1992–93 691.90 n.a.
1 Revenue grants comprise rate support grant, relevant specific and supplementary grants taken to revenue, transport supplementary grant taken to revenue and rate rebate grants. 2 The new local government finance system was introduced in 1990, and figures for 1990–91 and 1991–92 are not comparable for those before 1990. 3 Comprises revenue support grant after safety net, national non-domestic rate entitlement, specific grants within AEF, community charge benefit and transitional relief grant. 4 Comprises revenue support grant, national non-domestic rate entitlement, specific grants within AEF, community charge benefit, community charge reduction scheme grant and community charges (general reduction) grant. 5 Local authority forecast. 6 Comprises revenue support grant (which in 1992–93 includes community charge grant) and national non-domestic rate entitlements only. No estimates are available for remaining grants.