§ VISCOUNT FOLKESTONE
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether it is the case that the cost of the Police increased in a less rapid ratio after the subvention of 1874 than before; and, whether it is the case, taking the official figures for the three years before 1874 and the three years after, the increase in the latter has been 1271 about 9 per cent as against about 17 per cent for the former?
§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE,
in reply, said, the ratio of increase for the period referred to was less in counties and greater in boroughs. The figures of the noble Viscount were not those which the Government were able to deduce.