§ Mr. Sainsbury
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what share of total rate support grant was allocated to (a) English non-metropolitan districts and (b) the Greater London Council in each year since 1974–75.
§ Mr. Guy Barnett
The proportions of the total rate support grant for England and Wales paid to English non-metropolitan districts for each of the years 1974–75 to 1978–79 are:
% 1974–75 18.82 1975–76 22.07 1976–77 22.07 1977–78 21.98 1978–79 23.92
No rate support grant is payable directly to the Greater London Council, but the proportions of grant paid to the London boroughs and the City of London for each of the years are:
% 1974–75 13.99 1975–76 13.20 1976–77 14.45 1977–78 14.63 1978–79 15.23
It should be noted that non-metropolitan districts receive resources and domestic element whereas London boroughs receive resources domestic and needs element.