§ Mr. CURRIE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the total cost of the Land Valuation Department, including the cost charged upon other estimates, in each year since the creation of that Department; and what is the estimated total cost in the current year?>
§ Mr. McKENNA
As regards the total estimated cost up to the 31st March, 1915, I would refer the hon. Member to a reply given by my right hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on the 1st April, 1914, of which I am sending him a copy. The actual cost for 1914–15 amounted to £760,000, as compared with the estimated cost of £843,614. The corresponding estimated figure for the current year is £676,000.