HC Deb 17 April 1888 vol 324 cc1491-2
MR. HENRY H. FOWLER (Wolverhampton, E.)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, What amount was received in the Metropolis during the last financial year for licences for the sale of spirits, wine, and beer; and, what amount was received for establishment licences?

SIR HERBERT MAXWELL (A LORD of the TREASURY) (Wigton) (who replied)

said, the information that could be furnished at present would be imperfect; and it would be better for the right hon. Gentleman to wait until more accurate figures could be furnished.


I think it would be well that we should have information upon these points as soon as possible. I wish now to ask the President of the Local Government Board, whether having regard to the general desire for the fullest information as to the financial aspect of his proposal, he will lay upon the Table a Return showing the amounts paid for existing licences and the taxation proposed to be transferred to each county; secondly, the amounts of the Treasury grants paid to each county; thirdly, the proportion of the Probate Duty which it is estimated each county will receive on the basis of its indoor pauperism; fourthly, the estimated amount expended in respect of main roads; and, fifthly, the general county expenditure to which the whole county will be assessable. If the right hon. Gentleman will give the information it will save time and be of great service.


asked the right hon. Gentleman to place Notice of the Questions upon the Paper.