HC Deb 31 March 1910 vol 15 cc1585-6W

asked the Chief Secretary if he will state what are the civil charges per head in Great Britain and in Ireland for 1909–10; and what were they in 1894?


The Civil Government charges per head in Great Britain and Ireland, apportioned as in the annual Returns of Revenue and Expenditure (England, Scotland, and Ireland), amount to:—

1894–5. Per head. 1909–10 (approximately) Per head.
£ s. d. £ s. d.
Great Britain 0 11 7 0 18 10
Ireland 1 0 0 2 2 10

The Irish expenditure includes many charges, such as the cost of the Land Commission, the grant to the Congested Districts Board, and the cost of the Royal Irish Constabulary, for which there are no real equivalents in Great Britain.