§ DR. AMBROSE (Mayo, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he can state the average poor law valuation per head of population in England, and what is the highest and what the lowest valuation per head.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. WALTER LONG,) Bristol, S.
In 1899 the amount of rateable value per head of the estimated population of England and Wales was £5 10s. 8½d. There are no very recent figures which would give the information asked for in the latter part of the question; but in 1894 the highest amount of rateable value per head of the population according to the Census of 1891, of any poor law union in England and Wales was—excluding the City of London, the circumstances of which are exceptional—£14 5s. 8½d., and the lowest £2 1s. 6d.