§ 51. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Prime Minister if he will say whether the Government propose to allow city, borough, and county local authorities to spend any of their income derived from rates on peace celebrations; and, if so, to what extent such permission will be granted, so that the authorities may know to what amount they may organise local celebrations for the forthcoming peace holidays?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Major Astor)
I have been asked to reply to this question. The Local Government Board are proposing to issue a general Order sanctioning reasonable expenditure in connection with the celebration of Peace in the case of local authorities whose accounts are subject to Government audit.