§ Mr. Allen
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list, at standard prices, the amount of money given by his Department in each year since 1979 in each spending heading for which comparable statistics exist to(a) Nottingham city council and (b) Nottingham county council distinguishing, in each case, between cash and loan sanction; and if he will list those spending areas where it is not possible to make effective comparison.
§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will publish, further to his statement of 19 July,Official Report, columns 1185–1192, tables for each charging authority in England in receipt of safety net grant, classified by political control and the amount to be withdrawn in (i) 1991–92 and (ii) 1992–93 expressed both in £ millions and £ per head;
(2) if he will publish, further to his statement of 19 July, Official Report, columns 1185–92, tables for each charging authority in England presently contributing to the safety net classified by political control and the amount they will gain in grants in 1991–92, expressed both in £ millions and £ per head.
§ Mr. Portillo
The revenue support grant transition report (England) sets out the adjustments made to revenue support grant in 1990–91 as a result of the safety net. As announced in October 1989, there will be no contributions in 1991–92 when the safety net is replaced by area protection grant financed by the Exchequer.
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State proposed on 19 July that, in each area, area protection grant in 1991–92 should be no more than £25 per adult less than the combined 1990–91 benefit of the safety net and low rateable value areas grant. Tables showing the proposed level of area protection grant in 1991–92 will be available shortly when my right hon. Friend announces his proposal for the level of revenue support grant in 1991–92.