§ Dr. Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will set out in the Official Report all the assumptions as to the level of local authority expenditure in 1986–87, in aggregate and for each individual authority, and all other assumptions behind the calculations in the paper, "Grant Re-cycling 1986–87"; and when the information contained in this document was first made available to him.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
The assumption was that initial grant claims by local authorities in England amount to £400 million less than the amount provided for in the 1986–87 rate support grant settlement. There are many different expenditures, both in aggregate and at the individual authority level, which would lead to this result. The figures contained in the document were first made available to me on Saturday 18 January.