HC Deb 04 June 1880 vol 252 cc1197-8

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether it is his intention to furnish the House with a Statement of the condition of Local Finance similar to that made by the late Government in 1877 and 1878?


, in reply, said, the so-called local finance statement had hitherto been made in connection with the Public Works Loans Bill, and that, as this measure had already gone up from the House of Commons to the House of Lords, the appropriate opportunity for making the statement this year had passed. The Annual Local Taxation Returns, however, which were in the hands of hon. Members, would give all the information which would form the basis of such a statement could convey.