§ Lieut.-Colonel JAMES
asked the of Health whether he can furnish a comparative table showing the total cost of local government in the United Kingdom in 1913-14 and in 1924-25, the figures for that part of Ireland now the Free State being deducted therefrom; the total local debt in 1913-14 and at the present moment; the average per capita payment levied in regard to local taxation; and a list of those localities where the local taxation exceeds 20s. in the £ sterling?
The following is the latest available information for England and Wales. As regards Scotland, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to my right hon. Friend the Secretary for Scotland, and as regards Northern Ireland to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Home Affairs.