§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of local government current spending in Wales in 1983–84 was represented by spending under section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972.
§ Mr. Mark Robinson
The Department does not collect information on current spending under section 137. However, total revenue expenditure under section 137 in 1983–84 was £2.9 million and represented 0.23 per cent. of total local authority revenue expenditure.