§ Sir Irvine Patnick
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list in respect of civil defence grant allocations for the financial year 1996–97 for each metropolitan fire and civil defence authority, each metropolitan borough, each London borough, each county council and each unitary authority, the expenditure approved by him for grant aid at a rate of 100 per cent. on(a) emergency planning staff, (b) other employees' expenses, (c) rent, rates and premises service charges, (d) other premises-related expenses, (e) offices expenses, (f) departmental recharges, (g) miscellaneous supplies and services and (h) training and exercising costs and the expenditure on activities eligible for grant aid at a rate of 75 per cent.; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Sackville
Civil defence grant is provided to local authorities as a contribution towards their expenses in meeting their civil defence responsibilities. The following table sets out the total approved expenditure for 1996–97 in respect of each fire and civil defence authority, metropolitan district, London borough, county council and unitary authority. I regret that it would be possible to provide a meaningful breakdown of this expenditure for all the authorities in the nine categories requested only at disproportionate cost.
Authority Expenditure Counties Bedfordshire 196,125 Berkshire 224,465 Buckinghamshire 210,860 Cambridgeshire 225,275 Cheshire 252,340 Cornwall 238,050 Cumbria 224,000 Derbyshire 266,450 Devon 281,575 Dorset 252,000 Durham 252,000 Essex 336,575 East Sussex 238,550 Gloucestershire 226,112
Authority Expenditure Hampshire 329,250 Hereford and Worcester 266,462 Hertfordshire 280,250 Kent 338,000 Lancashire 307,730 Leicestershire 266,000 Lincolnshire 238,000 Norfolk 238,000 Northamptonshire 238,000 Northumberland 224,550 North Yorkshire 197,530 Nottinghamshire 253,362 Oxfordshire 213,125 Shropshire 224,000 Somerset 212,570 Staffordshire 266,000 Suffolk 238,000 Surrey 294,740 Warwickshire 211,593 West Sussex 238,350 Wiltshire 211,875 FCDAs Greater Manchester 334,000 London not yet approved Merseyside 369,000 South Yorkshire 229,000 Tyne and Wear 369,000 West Midlands 194,000 West Yorkshire 195,775 Districts Barking 35,000 Barnet 35,000 Bexley 35,000 Brent 35,000 Bromley 35,233 Camden 35,000 Corporation 35,000 Croydon 35,000 Ealing 35,000 Enfield 35,000 Greenwich 35,000 Hackney 35,000 Hammersmith and Fulham 35,000 Haringey 35,000 Harrow 35,000 Havering 35,000 Hillingdon 35,000 Hounslow not yet approved Islington 35,000 Kensington and Chelsea 35,000 Kingston 35,000 Lambeth 35,000 Lewisham 35,000 Merton 35,000 Newham not yet approved Redbridge 35,000 Richmond 35,000 Southwark 35,000 Sutton 35,000 Tower Hamlets 35,000 Waltham Forest 35,000 Wandsworth 35,000 Westminster 35,000 Bradford 35,000 Calderdale 35,000 Kirklees 35,000 Leeds 35,000 Wakefield 35,000 Birmingham 35,000 Coventry 35,000 Dudley 35,000 Sandwell 35,000
Authority Expenditure Solihull 35,000 Walsall 35,000 Wolverhampton 35,000 Barnsley 35,000 Doncaster 35,000 Rotherham 35,000 Bolton 35,000 Bury 35,000 Manchester 35,750 Oldham 35,000 Rochdale 35,000 Trafford 35,000 Bristol 56,000 Bath and North-East Somerset 56,000 South Gloucester 56,000 North Somerset 56,000 Hartlepool 196,000 Middlesborough see Hartlepool Stockton see Hartlepool Redcar and Cleveland see Hartlepool Hull not yet approved North Lincoln not yet approved North-East Lincoln not yet approved East Riding of Yorkshire not yet approved Isle of Wight 168,662 York 55,400 Denbighshire not yet approved Flintshire not yet approved Wrexham not yet approved Cardiganshire not yet approved Carmarthenshire not yet approved Pembrokeshire not yet approved Blaenau Gwent not yet approved Monmouthshire not yet approved Newport not yet approved Torfaen not yet approved Aberconwy and Colwyn Bay not yet approved Anglesey not yet approved Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire not yet approved Cardiff not yet approved Vale of Glamorgan not yet approved Caerphilly not yet approved Bridgend not yet approved Merthyr Tydfil not yet approved Rhondda Cynon and Taff not yet approved Neath and Port Talbot not yet approved Swansea not yet approved Powys not yet approved