§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his answer of 27 October,Official Report, column 640–42, if he will provide similar figures for capital allocations for local authorities in 1993–94 with an explanation of the effect of (a) the transfer-out of further education and (b) the revised presentations of Welsh Office credit approval support for European regional development fund related schemes.
§ Mr. Redwood
The information requested is giving in the following tables. The effect in 1993–94 of the transfer of provision for further education to the Further Education Funding Council was to transfer Government support of £8.9 million from local authorities. In addition to the sums shown and in accordance with the Government's agreement with the European Commission, supplementary credit approvals will be issued to local authorities to cover all expenditure funded by ERDF grants.
Table 1: Basic Credit Approvals (BCA) issued to counties for 1993–94 (£ million)1 BCA Clwyd 10.0 Dyfed 10.3 Gwent 11.0 Gwynedd 6.4 Mid Glamorgan 14.6 Powys 5.3 South Glamorgan 9.9 West Glamorgan 9.6 Total counties 77.1 1 Covering education, personal social services, fire, sheltered employment, "other services" and certain elements of transport (principally smaller road schemes and capitalised administration).
Table 2: New Control Total (NCT) and Assumed Gross Expenditure (AGE) for 1993–94 (£ million)1 NCT AGE Education 40.1 48.9 Personal Social Services 12.2 14.5 Transport 96.1 107.0 Other Local Services 41.4 114.4 Housing 263.9 305.5 Urban Programme2 29.9 29.9 Total 483.5 620.1 1 Excluding Law and Order. 2 Including Rural Initiative.