§ MR. CHANNING (Northampton, E.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in the appropriation of the money provided for the purposes 1311 of the Local Taxation (Customs and Excise Duties) Bill, Her Majesty's Government will take into consideration that these taxes were voted with the express intention of making good to the County Councils the deficiency in the sums promised in 1888 arising from the withdrawal of the Excise Duties (Local Purposes) Bill in that year; and whether, having regard to the probability that the tax will considerably exceed the estimate, Her Majesty's Government will take this opportunity of placing sufficient sums at the disposal of County Councils to enable them to establish or aid technical schools within their jurisdiction, and also to enable them to aid subordinate Sanitary Authorities in dealing with unhealthy areas and premises under the Housing of the Working Classes Bill, about to be passed this Session?
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
I must refer the hon. Member to the many answers I have given to questions of a similar nature.
But, Sir, this raises a new point. Cannot the right hon. Gentleman state whether the money will be appropriated to Imperial or local purposes?