§ Lord Greaves
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 13 March (WA 84), what is the percentage increase represented by the general grant increase of £26.673 million in the coming financial year to Lancashire County Council; and how much of this is accounted for by the floor for councils with education and social services responsibilities. [HL3380]
§ Lord Falconer of Thoroton
Lancashire County Council receives a 4.3 per cent increase in general formula grant for 2002–03 after adjusting for changes in function and funding arrangements. Lancashire's formula grant allocation for 2003–04 is £2.596 million higher than it would have been without the floor.