HC Deb 02 June 1937 vol 324 c999
27. Mr. Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the present approximate annual municipal revenue of Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa, in Palestine, and Amman, in Transjordania; and how such revenue compares with that for 10 years ago?

The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)

The latest figures available are for the year 1935–36 which show that the total municipal revenues, including Government grants in aid, were:

Tel-Aviv 439,000
Jerusalem 177,000
Haifa 103,000
I have not got the figures for Amman, nor the corresponding figures for the revenues in 1925–26, but will ask the High Commissioner for them and communicate with the hon. Member when they are received.

Colonel Wedgwood

Can the right hon. Gentleman give the figures without the grants-in-aid?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

I have only the figures which I have given; but I will find out.