§ MR. BENN (Devonport)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board how the increase in the average rate in the pound levied by the Metropolitan boroughs compares with the increase in the average rate, exclusive of education, levied by the London County Council.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
Taking the three years ended March, 1904, the increase in the average rate levied by the Metropolitan borough councils for their own purposes was one penny. In the case of the London County Council the increase was 1½d. No sum was raised by the County Council for education purposes.