§ Mr. DAVID GRENFELL
asked the Minister of Health (1) if he will give the total figures of Glamorganshire and Carmarthenshire, respectively, showing the actual population and the weighted population, with the amount of grants to cover loss due to derating in each county;
(2) whether he is in a position to show the financial effect of the Government's proposals in regard to derating and reform of local government on rural districts, urban districts, and county boroughs, respectively, in the county of Glamorgan;
(3) whether he is in a position to give the figures for each local authority, rural and urban, in the county of Carmarthen, showing the financial effect of the Government's proposals for reform of local government?1948W
A White Paper will shortly be issued giving estimated illustrative figures for 1926–27 for a number of counties in which Glamorganshire and Carmarthenshire will be included.
§ Major OWEN
asked the Minister of Health whether he will supply figures showing the financial effect of urban districts in Glamorgan of the derating proposals at the initiation of the scheme and when the whole of the national pool is distributed under the formula?
Estimated figures for the county of Glamorgan based on the year 1926–27 will shortly be published. It would not be possible to give estimated figures for the year 1945, when the whole of the General Exchequer Contribution will be distributed under the formula. If, however, the whole of the money available were so distributed at the outset, it is estimated that the position of the ratepayers of Glamorgan would be about the same as on the distribution for the first quinquennium.