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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Local Authority Finance

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Local Authority Finance on 20th May 1986.


Mr. Favell Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what increase there has been in the total sum received by local authorities from the Exchequer in the form of rent and rate rebates and housing benefit between the years 1982-83 and 1985-86.

Mr. Major The total sum received by local authorities from the Exchequer in respect of expenditure on rent and rate rebates, rent allowance and housing benefit, either in the form of direct subsidy or taken into account in calculating entitlement to block grant, was for 1982-83 £1,523 million and for 1985-86 £4,521 million.