§ Mr. CASSEL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the expenses incurred by the London County Council in the collection of local taxation licences transferred to the Council under the Finance Act, 1908, amounted in the year 1909–10 to £11,481, while London's share of the sum provided by that Act to meet such expenses was only £3,910, and that the estimated deficiency for the year 1910–11 is even greater; whether it was intended that the sum allowed should be sufficient to meet the expenses; and whether, in view of the deficiency, he is prepared to increase the amount?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
A statement by the Finance Committee of (the London County Council, citing figures which correspond approximately to those specified in the question, has been brought to my notice. With regard to the suggestion that an increased Grant should be given I must refer the hon. Member to my reply just given to the preceding question.