§ Mr. HASLAM
asked the Minister of Health the nature of the grants known as the assigned revenue grants, and the amounts granted to local authorities in England and Wales for the last available year?
The grants known as the assigned revenue grants comprise the proceeds of the Local Taxation Licence Duties, the Probate Duty (now Estate Duty) grant, and the Local Taxation Customs and Excise Duties, or the equivalents thereof, which, with certain other moneys, were assigned to local authorities by the Local Government Act, 1888, the Customs and Inland Revenue Act, 1890, and the Local Taxation (Customs and Excise) Act, 1890, as amended by subsequent legislation. In-2258W formation as to these grants is given in the Annual Reports of the Ministry of Health under the head of the "Local Taxation Account." For the amount for the year 1926–27 I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave on 5th July to a question asked by the hon. Member for Newcastle North (Sir N. Grattan-Doyle).
§ Mr. HASLAM
asked the Minister of Health if he will state for the last available year, the amounts of the grants to local authorities in England and Wales for he training of midwives and health visitors?
These grants are paid to the institutions which provide the training, and in most cases these institutions are under voluntary management. The total amount of the grants paid during the last financial year for the training of midwives was £15,208, of which £1,280 was paid to local authorities, and for the training of health visitors £979, of which £36 was paid to one local authority.