§ Mr. Russell Johnston
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of local government revenue came from Government grants in each of the years between 1969 and 1973; and what proportion of local government revenue came from rates.
§ Mr. William Ross
The amounts of the local government revenue of local authorities in Scotland, excluding income from rents, fees, charges, and domestic water rates, and the proportions of these contributed by Government grants and rates, were:
Year Local government revenue £ million Met from grants per cent Met from rates Per cent 1969–70 413.2 58.8 41.2 1970–71 490.5 59.6 40.4 1971–72 565.5 59.8 40.2 1972–73 639.5 62.5 37.5
Figures for 1973–74 are not yet available.