§ Mr. WALTER ROCH
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give the amounts of the grants in aid for the past five years receivable by boards of guardians in England and Wales in respect of fixed grants under The Local Government Act, 1888, fixed grants under The Agricultural Rates Act, 1896, the per capita grants in respect of lunatics in asylums, and payments in respect of teachers in Poor Law schools, and in repayment of school fees for children sent from workhouses to public elementary schools?
§ Mr. BURNS
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. It is assumed that the Grants-in-Aid referred to are those made to boards of guardians under Sections 24, 26, and 43 (1) (a) of the Local Government Act, 1888, and under the Agricultural Rates Act, 1896. The amounts of those grants for the last five years for which the figures are available were as follows:—1904–5, £2,366,201; 1905–6, £2,410,256; 1906–7, £2,391,554; 1907–8, £2,416,524; 1908–9, £2,470,476.