HC Deb 05 November 1992 vol 213 cc364-5W
1992. Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how much grant in aid the Rural Development Commission received in(a) 1979 and (b)

Mr. Maclean

In 1979–80 the development commission was issued a grant of £16.126 million to meet expenditure of £18.257 million. For 1992–93 grant in aid of £11.969 million was approved by Parliament, prior to the 1992 summer recess, for the Rural Development Commission enabling it to spend up to £38.939 million. In both years, the balance between grant in aid and gross expenditure is accounted for by receipts.