HC Deb 01 February 1955 vol 536 cc875-6
6. Mrs. Mann

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what were the rates collected per head of the population for the last two years in Scotland.

Commander Galbraith

The rates—excluding domestic water rate—that local authorities in Scotland expected to collect were equivalent to £8 7s. 2d. per head of population in 1952–53 and £9 2s. 8d. in 1953–54. Figures of actual receipts are not yet available.

Mrs. Mann

Can the right hon. and gallant Gentleman explain why our rates in Scotland per head of the population are always higher than the rates in England and Wales?

Commander Galbraith

That is another question.