HC Deb 07 September 2004 vol 424 c1173W
Mr. Dhanda

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 1 March 2004,Official Report, column 753W, on the non-domestic rate pool, whether (a) the police and (b) other agencies in Gloucestershire were allocated funding from non-domestic rates in 2003–04. [186327]

Mr. Raynsford

Distributions from the non-domestic rate pool are currently based on population and the services which a local authority is responsible for. The national amount per head for 2003–04 was £317.1934786, and the relevant population of Gloucestershire for the 2003–04 Local Government Finance Settlement was 565,000. The resulting total of £179,214,316 from the non-domestic rate pool for the Gloucestershire area was allocated between the Gloucestershire billing and precepting authorities as follows:

Gloucestershire County Council 151,436,097
Gloucestershire Police Authority 8,064,644
Cheltenham Borough Council 3,839,576
Cotswold District Council 2,804,945
Forest of Dean District Council 2,792,873
Gloucester City Council 3,836,122
Stroud District Council 3,770,422
Tewkesbury Borough Council 2,669,637

The Fire Authorities in shire areas were not precepting authorities in 2003–04 and so did not receive a share of the non-domestic rate pool in that year. No other agencies in Gloucestershire received a share of the £179,214,316 for the Gloucestershire area.