§ Mr. PARTINGTON
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?
§ Mr. LONG
This information is not yet available for the year ended 31st March, 1915. For the preceding three years the figures are as follows:—
The above figures include the large expenditure on reproductive undertakings, such as tramways.
— 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.)