SIR GEORGE EARDELL
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the amounts of London's share of the Local Taxation (England and Wales) Account in 1889–90 and 1905–6; what were the deductions made from those amounts in each of those years respectively and paid to the Receiver for the Metropolitan Police district; what were the amounts, in each of those years respectively, of the grants which the London County Council are compelled to make out of the Exchequer Contribution Account to guardians of the poor, metropolitan borough councils, public vaccinators, and other authorities 334 respectively; what were the net amounts, in each of those years respectively, left in the Exchequer Contribution Account of the London County Council and available for the reduction of the general county rate; what were the amounts of the other grants and payments which the London County Council is required, under the Local Government Act, 1888, to make to local authorities out of the general county account; and what was the final effect upon the finances of the London County Council in each year.
§ MR. JOHN BURNS
My right hon. friend has asked me to reply to this Question, but I must point out that the information desired by the hon. Member cannot conveniently be dealt with by means of an Answer to a Question; but if, as I presume, his object is to show that the amounts which the London County Council are required to pay to other authorities in London out of the Exchequer Contribution Account and otherwise has considerably increased in the period to which he refers, I may state generally that this is no doubt the case.