§ Mr. Owen
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the amount of Exchequer equalisation grant to the Northumberland County Council and to each borough council and urban district council in the area, for the years 1960–61 and 1961–62.
§ Mr. Brooke
In England and Wales Exchequer equalisation grants were 13W renamed rate-deficiency grants in 1959. The provisional amounts of the grants for 1961–62 to the authorities named are the same as those for 1960–61 because they were calculated from data for 1960–61, the latest available at the time of calculation. They will be recalculated on later data in due course. The amounts provisionally are as follows:
Rate-deficiency grant 1960–61 and 1961–62 £ Northumberland County Council 1,552,288 Non-County Boroughs Berwick-on-Tweed 23,582 Blyth 63,550 Morpeth 13,429 Wallsend 49,066 Whitley Bay 19,454 Urban Districts Alnwick 6,981 Amble 6,835 Ashington 45,284 Bedlingtonshire 40,689 Gosforth 7,593 Hexham 2,485 Longbenton 83,604 Newbiggin 22,616 Newburn 19,974 Prudhoe 21,870 Leaton Valley 64,634