HC Deb 01 March 1928 vol 214 c587

asked the Minister of Health what proportion of the rates per head paid in 1914, 1926 and 1927, respectively, were for poor rates; and how much was general district rates?


The considerable amount of rate consolidation which has been effected in recent years by local Acts makes it impossible to state the proportion for which the hon. Member asks. The rates per head paid in the years ending 31st March, 1914, 1926 and 1927, for the relief of the poor and purposes connected therewith averaged 6s. 5d., 16s. 2d. and 19s. 2d., respectively, and the rates per head paid in those years for all other purposes averaged £1 12s. 6d., £3 0s.3d. and £3 2s. 6d., respectively. The amounts for 1927 are approximate only.