I am about to issue a Report showing the rates levied in urban areas in England and Wales. This Report contains a table giving the total receipts by local authorities from rates for the years ending 31st March, 1914–26. I will send the hon. Member a 2188 copy of the Report in a few days. As regards the last part of the question, the latest complete information relates to the year ended 31st March, 1924. In that year the interest on loans for capital purposes amounted to £36,856,000. The rates collected in that year amounted to £143,275,459.
§ Mr. CECIL WILSON
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the city treasurer of Preston does publish annually a very valuable booklet giving the whole of this information, and, if necessary, will the Department duplicate it?