§ Mr. Peter Robinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the general grant factor paid to each district council in Northern Ireland in 1990–91 and the amount that would have been paid if the 1980–81 general grant factor had been used.
§ Mr. Needham
The total estimated amount of general grant due to each district council in 1990–91 is set out in the table:
Estimated grant payable in 1990–91 year Council £ Antrim 271,500 Ards 1,246,451 Armagh 981,329 Ballymena 485,881 Ballymoney 560,834 Banbridge 594,700 Belfast 5,490,717 Carrickfergus 472,571 Castlereagh 373,483 Coleraine 296,053 Cookstown 589,420 Craigavon 1,607,153 Derry 3,700,423 Down 1,514,200 Dungannon 987,085 Fermanagh 1,105,293 Larne 440,627 Limavady 660,561 Lisburn 1,063,829 Magherafelt 710,623 Moyle 480,442 Newry and Mourne 2,594,300 Newtownabbey 914,170 North Down 678,434 Omagh 1,182,481 Strabane 1,259,828
It is not possible to apply the 1980–81 general grant factor to district council expenditure in 1990–91. The calculation of the general grant factor is dependent on the population, rateable valuations and the penny rate product for a district in a particular year. The criteria applying in 1980–81 are not comparable with those applying in 1990–91.