HC Deb 15 December 1908 vol 198 c1550

TO ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer in view of the transfer of the duties in connection with local taxation licences from the Inland Revenue to municipal bodies, whether, in case of the grant made by Parliament not being sufficient to cover the cost to such bodies, he is prepared to give consideration to such cases by making an increased grant, and so as to make up any deficit.

(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) As I stated in my reply to a Question by the hon. Baronet the Member for the Uxbridge Division on the 7th instant, if the grant which is at present made to county councils is found, after due trial, to be inadequate, I shall be glad to consider any representations on the subject which may be made to me.