HC Deb 07 July 1919 vol 117 c1403W

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government will consider the financial relationships between the local and the Imperial authority on the lines laid down in the Royal Commission on Local Taxation, having regard to any change in the circumstances since the presentation of this Report, in order that the Grants and subsidies from Imperial sources shall bear a more equitable proportion to the local rates raised for services of a national character?


The matter is under consideration, but I cannot at present make any statement, as the problem is extremely complex; it has, moreover, been fundamentally altered, since the Royal Commissioners reported, by the large changes that have meantime taken place.