HC Deb 07 November 2000 vol 356 c140W
Ms Coffey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what resources he will make available to local authorities that were reorganised on 1 April 1998 in respect of reorganisation costs incurred by them in 2000–01; and if he will make a statement. [137358]

Ms Armstrong

On 14 July I invited authorities that reorganised on 1 April 1998 to submit estimates of the amount of expenditure they expect to incur on transitional costs of reorganisation in 2000–01. On the basis of the information provided by authorities, I have decided the revised maximum amounts that it would be appropriate to allocate towards such costs in 2000–01.

The amounts are as follows:

Authority Amount 12000–01
1998 Reorganisations
West Berkshire Council 3,740
Reading Borough Council 3,628
Slough Borough Council 1,894
Wokingham District Council 2,237
County of Hertfordshire District Council 1,711
Worcestershire County Council 4,471
Plymouth City Council 3,515
Torbay Borough Council 2,910
Thurrock Borough Council 3,213
Nottingham City Council 1,095
Halton Borough Council 3,759
Telford and Wrekin District Council 670
Medway Borough Council 2,085
Peterborough City Council 472
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 765
Blackpool Borough Council 980
Total 37,145
1 Maximum amounts: £000s rounded

Windsor and Maidenhead, Bracknell Forest, Malvern Hills, Southend on Sea and Warrington did not submit bids for SCA.