§ Mr. Silvester
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the rate support grant paid or to be paid to Manchester in each of the years from 1976–77 to 1986–87, inclusive, in real terms.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
The rate support grant figures for the metropolitan district of Manchester are shown below in constant 1984–85 prices: 665W
£ million 1984–85 prices (1) 1976–77 to 1980–81 1976–77 183.4 1977–78 176.4 1978–79 179.4 1979–80 171.0 1980–81 168.8 (2) 1981–82 to 1986–87 1981–82 134.3 1982–83 108.2 1983–84 105.8 1984–85 96.0 1985–86 93.8 1986–87 *98.7
* Settlement estimate.
The figures for 1976–77 to 1980–81 are not comparable with those for 1981–82 to 1986–87 because:
- (i) they comprise the needs, resources and domestic elements whereas from 1981–82 onwards the figures comprise block grant and domestic rate relief grant;
- (ii) grant in support of services provided by metropolitan county councils was paid to the districts up to 1980–81 and to the counties thereafter.
The 1986–87 figure includes block grant in respect of responsibilities inherited from the Greater Manchester metropolitan county council.
The figures for 1976–77 to 1982–83 are final entitlements; for 1983–84 and 1984–85, domestic rate relief grant entitlements are final but block grant entitlements are provisional; for 1985–86 and 1986–87 block grant entitlements are based respectively on the council's budget and the expenditure estimate used for the rate support grant settlement, and domestic rate relief grant entitlements are also provisional.
The figures have been expressed in constant prices by using the GDP deflator.