HC Deb 28 July 1915 vol 73 c2300W

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will state the total annual expenditure of local authorities in England and Wales for the last three years?


This information is not yet available for the year ended 31st March, 1915. For the preceding three years the figures are as follows:—

Expenditure not Defrayed out of Loans. Expenditure [Defrayed out of Loans.
£ £
Year ended 31st March, 1912 134,073,000 16,890,000
Year ended 31st March, 1913 140,337,000 18,079,000
Year ended 31st March, 1914 145,650,000 (approximate figure.) 21,000,000 (approximate figure.)
The above figures include the large expenditure on reproductive undertakings, such as tramways.