§ Sir JOHN SPEAR
asked the President of the Local Government Board what was the amount of money expended by county councils in England and Wales in maintaining the main roads of the country in the years 1890, 1900, 1910, and 1912, respectively; and the amount of such expenditure raised from the rates?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The following statement shows the expenditure of county councils in England and Wales on main roads in certain years, and the amount of such expenditure estimated to have fallen upon rates:—
Year ended March. Total expenditure. Amount of such expenditure estimated to have fallen upon the rates.† £ £ 1891* … 1,465,000 837,000 1900 … 2,030,000 1,024,000 1910 … 2,853,000 1,856,000 1912 … 3,356,000 2,154,000 * This is the first complete year for which figures are available. † The figures in column 3 are estimates only. They represent expenditure remaining after deducting the amounts estimated to have been met out of Exchequer Grants and receipts other than rates and Exchequer Grants.