HC Deb 15 November 1920 vol 134 cc1532-3W

asked the Minister of Health if he will give some indication of the nature of the trading undertakings referred to in item 5, page 11, of the memorandum issued by his Department, entitled, Memorandum on the Increase in the Amount of Local Rates per pound of Assessable Value?


The Returns furnished to the Department in connection with the memorandum referred to show that by far the largest part of the amounts entered as "losses on certain trading undertakings" consists of deficiencies in the accounts of water supply undertakings. The Returns also show deficiencies in connection with certain tramway and electricity supply undertakings, baths and wash-houses, and cemeteries.