§ MR. JOHN ELLIS (Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he will give the grand totals of columns 1 to 11, inclusive, for England and Wales respectively of Return No. 114, of Session 1904 (Indebtedness of Boroughs).
495 (Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The total number of boroughs mentioned in column 1 of the Return is 319. The totals of the sums in columns 2 to 11 are as follows—
|Column 2 (outstanding loans in respect of water works, gas works, etc.)||114,310,427|
|Column 3 (outstanding loans in respect of other works and purposes)||80,700,022|
|Column 4 (overdrafts on bankers on capital account)||7,233,548|
|Column 5 (overdraft on bankers on revenue account)||3,479,505|
|Column 6 (total of outstanding loans and overdrafts)||205,731,307|
|Column 7 (amount standing to credit of sinking funds)||11,960,956|
|Column 8 (amount remaining due to the councils in respect of loans raised to advance to other local authorities)||2,987,880|
|Column 9 (estimated value of corporate property)||241,135,270|
|Column 10 (assessable value for purposes of the borough rate)||64,798,316|
|Column 11 (assessable value for purposes of the general district rate)||61,409,825|
§ In connection with the total amounts in columns 4 and 5, the observations in the fourth paragraph of the Memorandum prefixed to the Return should be borne in mind, and as regards the amounts stated in column 9 attention may be drawn to the remarks in column 12.