§ Major OWEN
asked the Minister of Health whether he will give figures showing the financial effect on urban and rural districts in Carnarvonshire of the de-rating proposals at the initiation of the scheme and when the whole of the national pool is distributed under the formula?
The estimated effects of the scheme as a whole in the several rating areas of Carnarvonshire are shown in pages 56 and 57 of Cmd. 3134. It would not be possible to give an estimate of the position in the county when the whole of the General Exchequer contribution is distributed under the formula in 15 years' time. If, however, the whole of the money available were distributed under the formula at the outset, the gain to the county as a whole would be greater than that shown for the first quinquennium.