§ MR. PIKE PEASE (Darlington)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is now able to state the expenditure out of loans on Poor Law administration for England and Wales down to March, 1906, it being now fifteen months since the end of that financial year and, if so, will he state the amount of expenditure out of loans and the amount of expenditure not out of loans, but including the expenditure of the Metropolitan Asylums Board, respectively.
§ MR. JOHN BURNS
The total expenditure of Poor Law Authorities for purposes connected with the relief of the poor during the your ended March, 1906, was approximately as follows:—Expenditure out of loans, £998,000; Expenditure not out of loans, £14,036,000. These figures include that portion of the expenditure of the Metropolitan Asylums Board which did not relate exclusively to their hospitals for infectious disease.