HC Deb 07 February 1929 vol 224 cc1944-5
53. Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total cost of the public social services at 31st March, 1924, and the cost per head of the population?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the Return of Expenditure on Public Social Services in Great Britain contained in House of Commons Paper No. 205 of Session 1924–25, from which it will be seen that the total expenditure in the year ended 31st March, 1924 (or latest available year) on the Services specified in that return, exclusive of expenditure out of loans, was about £332 millions. This figure represented an expenditure per head of estimated population of approximately £7 13s. 4d.