HL Deb 07 February 2005 vol 669 cc87-8WA
Lord Greaves

asked Her Majesty's Government:

For each principal local authority in England what is:

  1. (a) the level of financial balances held by that authority at 31 March 2004;
  2. (b) the extent of any contractual commitments identified by the authority against its balances;
  3. (c) the extent to which the balances have been formally identified by the authority for particular purposes; and
  4. (d) the total value of the authority's general fund budget for 2004–05 as determined at the time of setting its council tax or precept for that year. [HL951]

Lord Rooker

The requested figures for English local authorities have been made available in the Library of the House.

Information concerning any contractual commitments identified against balances is not held centrally, and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.