§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the total expenditure in Wales during the last financial year by local authorities in Wales under section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972.
§ Mr. Mark Robinson
Figures for 1984–85 are still being collected. For 1983–84 the gross expenditure under section 137, by counties and districts in Wales, was £3.993 million; the net expenditure was £3.102 million. Expenditure under section 137 by community councils is not held centrally.