§ Mr. Russell Johnston
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the estimated amount that each local authority in Scotland will receive in rate support grant for 1982–83; and when he advised or will advise each authority of the estimated amount it will receive in grant for that year.
§ Mr. Younger
The information requested is not yet available as the amount of the resources element of rate support grant payable to individual authorities for 1982–83 cannot be calculated until all authorities notify rate poundages. Authorities will receive information on the estimated amount of the needs element of rate support grant and other factors essential to rate fixing shortly after the House has debated the Rate Support Grant (Scotland) Order 1982.