§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the amount of grant aid paid under section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966, in respect of the total budget for 1988–89 and 1989–90.
§ Mr. Waddington
A total of £89 million in 1988–89; £115 million in 1989–90. These figures are for the Home Office grant which accounts for 75 per cent. of total expenditure, the remainder being borne by the recipient local authorities; the latter figure also includes some back payments in respect of belated claims for grant.