HC Deb 14 December 1988 vol 143 c619W
44. Mr. Skinner

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the latest available figure for the amount of rate support grant to local authorities throughout Great Britain; and what was the figure in 1979.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

The latest estimate of rate support grant is £12,702 million for 1988–89. In 1979–80 it was £9,001 million.