HC Deb 20 December 1999 vol 341 cc344-5W
Mr. Ernie Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what resources he will make available to authorities that were reorganised on 1 April 1998 for reorganisation costs incurred by them in 2000–01; and if he will make a statement.[103722]

Ms Armstrong

On 8 October I invited authorities which were eligible to participate in the Local Government Reorganisation Cost Scheme for 2000–01 which reorganised on 1 April 1998, to submit estimates of the amount of expenditure they expect to incur on transition costs of reorganisation in 2000–01. On the basis, inter alia, of the information provided by the authorities, I have decided the maximum amounts that it would be appropriate to allocate towards such costs.

The amounts are as follows:

Authority Maximum amounts 2000–01
West Berkshire Council 543
Reading Borough Council 1,978
Slough Borough Council 701
Wokingham District Council 3,287
County of Herefordshire District Council 1,540
Worcestershire county Council 2,978
Plymouth City Council 2,376
Torbay Borough Council 2,215
Thurrock Borough Council 3,318
Nottingham City Council 1,900
Halton Borough Council 3,770
Telford and Wrekin Dist Borough Council 726
Medway Borough Council 1,650
Peterborough City Council 475
Blackburn With Darwen Borough Council 804
Blackpool Borough Council 760
Total 29,021