HC Deb 09 April 1930 vol 237 cc2180-1W

asked the Minister of Health if he can give a return showing the totals for the counties, for the county boroughs, and for all other rating authorities, respectively, of moneys payable in 1929–30 by the Treasury in respect of grants-in-aid, with particulars under the following heads: compensation for rate reliefs under the Agricultural Rates Acts and the Local Government Act; housing subsidies; education; Poor Law relief and mental deficiency; highways; police; and public health and other services apart from the housing subsidies entered under the second head?


It is not practicable to give a Return in the form desired by my hon. Friend. Grants were payable in 1929–30 to local authorities other than rating authorities and the areas of those authorities in many cases extended into two or more counties or into two or more rating areas. The following statement relates to the grants paid to local authorities in England and Wales by my Department during 1929–30:

Under the Agricultural Rates Act, 1896 1,321,551
Under the Agricultural Rates Act, 1923 3,293,850
Under the Agricultural Rates Act, 1929 2,059,698
Under Section 112 of the Local Government Act, 1929 10,887,628
Other grants out of the Local Taxation Account (including £807,260 for higher education, £3,102,958 for police, and £2,100,000 for Poor Law Relief) 8,103,982
Housing 10,930,490
Mental Deficiency 676,954
Tuberculosis (including capital grants) 1,845,640
Venereal Diseases 307,372
Maternity and Child Welfare 929,828
Welfare of the Blind 7,360
Port Sanitary Service 43,046

As regards the other services mentioned, the grants are paid by other departments and particulars will not be obtained by my Department until the annual returns of receipts and expenditure under the Local Taxation Returns Acts in respect of 1929–30 are received.