§ Ms Armstrong
On 17 July I invited authorities that have been or are to be reorganised on or before 1 April 1998 to submit estimates of the amount of expenditure they expect to incur on transitional costs of reorganisation in 1998–99. On the basis, inter alia, of the information provided by the authorities, I have decided the revised maximum amounts that it would be appropriate to allocate towards such costs in 1998–99. I have given priority to those authorities that reorganised in 1998.
The amounts allocated are as follows:
1998–99 £000 (rounded) Authority Supplementarycredit approvals(SCAs) County Councils Cambridgeshire County Council 250 Cheshire County Council 2,217 Devon County Council 765 Essex County Council 2,683 Kent County Council 752 Lancashire County Council 1,465 Nottinghamshire County Council 4,534 Shropshire County Council 994 Worcestershire County Council 2,250
1998–99 £000 (rounded) Authority Supplementary credit approvals(SCAs) All Purpose Authorities Bath and North East Somerset Council 1,280 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 3,349 Blackpool Borough Council 3,188 Bournemouth Borough Council 650 Bracknell Forest Borough Council Nil Brighton and Hove Council 1,407 Bristol City Council 1,268 Darlington Borough Council 1,193 Derby City Council 1,602 The East Riding of Yorkshire Council 4,259 Halton Borough Council 2,832 Hartlepool Borough Council 720 County of Herefordshire District Council 5,155 Kingston-upon-HuIl Council 1,823 Leicester City Council No bid Luton Borough Council 1,973 Malvern Hills District Council Nil Medway Council 5,674 Middlesbrough Borough Council 2,284 Milton Keynes Borough Council 2,250 North East Lincolnshire Council 1,853 North Lincolnshire Council 3,288 North Somerset Council 652 Nottingham City Council 3,920 Peterborough City Council 2,061 Plymouth City Council 9,450 Poole Borough Council 1,100 Portsmouth City Council 1,603 Reading Borough Council 3,281 Redcar and Cleveland Council 1,000 Rutland Council 1,065 Slough Borough Council 2,781 Southend on Sea Borough Council 2,690 South Gloucestershire Council 830 Southampton City Council 3,185 Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council 1,646 Stock-on-Trent City Council 1,348 Swindon Borough Council 742 Telford and Wrekin Council 4,143 Thurrock Borough Council 3,067 Torbay Borough Council 6,396 Warrington Borough Council 2,934 West Berkshire Council Nil The Royal Borough of Windsor andMaidenhead Nil Wokingham District Council 2,262 York City Council No bid Total 118,114
Leicester and York City Councils and Bracknell Forest, Malvern Hills, West Berkshire and Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Councils did not submit bids for SCA.