HC Deb 02 March 1921 vol 138 c1823W

asked the Minister of Health what is the estimated charge on the public of England and Wales in respect of pauperism and lunacy, distinguishing between the amount payable in the form of rates and imperial grants?


In the last completed financial year (1919–20) the expenditure of local authorities in England and Wales on the relief of the poor and on lunatics and lunatic asylums was borne to the following extent, approximately, by rates and taxes, namely: rates, £20,900,000; taxes, £2,600,000.

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