§ 67. Sir WILLIAM JENKINS
asked the Minister of Health the total public assistance rate and the total county rate for each of the following counties : Surrey, Middlesex, Northumberland, York, North Riding, York, West Riding, Cumberland, Durham, Monmouth, and Glamorgan for each year, separately, ending 31st March, 1931, 1932, 1933, and 1934; and will he give the yield of a penny rate in each of the foregoing counties?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Mr. Shakespeare)
As the answer contains a number of figures in tabular form, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer :
§ Columns 4 and 5 of the following statement give the rates in the pound shown in the precepts of the nine county councils (without any deduction for block grants) for public assistance and for all general county purposes.
§ Column 6 shows the net rates in the pound required by the precepts of the county council to be levied over the whole of the administrative county; the net rates are the rates required by the county council to be levied for their purposes, after allowing for the block grants under the Local Government Act, 1929, payable to the county councils and other credits applicable to general county purposes. The amounts levied for special county purposes, which differ in the various parts of a county, are not included.
§ In three of the counties (Northumberland, Cumberland and Monmouth) but not in the remaining six counties, the police service is a general county purpose and for comparative purposes, the equivalent rates in the pound for this service, which are shown separately in Column 7, should be deducted from the amounts shown in Columns 5 and 6. Elementary education, being a special county purpose in each of the nine counties, is 1627 not included. Higher education is included for each county except Glamorgan, where, for comparative purposes, rates in the pound of 1s. 9d. in 1930–31, 1s. 11d.
|Name of Administrative County.||Year ending 31st March.||Estimated product of 1d. rate for general county purposes.||Rates in £ shown in precepts of the County Councils.|
|Rate for public assistance (included in Column 5).||Total rate for general county purposes.||Net rate for general county purposes.||Rate in £ included in Column 5 for police.|
|Surrey||…||1931||34,443||1||4 8/4||4||5 8/4||4||4¼||—|
|York, North Riding||…||1931||5,707||2||9½||10||10 8/4||4||11¾||—|
|York, West Riding||…||1931||26,668||3||3½||10||8¼||5||9||—|