§ Sir K. WOOD
asked the Minister of Health the amount of the provisional grants calculated to be paid to the London County Council out of the new grants under the Local Government Act, 1929, in respect of the year ending 31st March, 1931; the amount of the additional Exchequer grant payable to the county council as provisionally calculated; the sum so calculated to be set aside under Section 98 out of the county apportionment for payments to the Common Council of the City of London, and the councils of the Metropolitan boroughs; the respective amounts which were, as provisionally calculated, payable to the councils by the Ministry and the county council under Section 100 in order to guarantee the respective councils against loss; and whether the Metropolitan Borough of 2147W Woolwich is an area as respects which there is a gain resulting from the provisions of Parts I, V, and VI, apart from the guarantee under Section 100, as disclosed by the provisional calculations?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
The information asked for is as follows:
I. STATEMENT showing the sums provisionally calculated to be payable to the London County Council out of the new Grants under the Local Government Act, 1929, in respect of the year ending the 31st March, 1931.
(Approximate) £ Amount of the County Apportionment as provisionally calculated [Section 88 (2)] 3,995,000 Amount of the Additional Exchequer Grant to the County Council as provisionally calculated [Section 99] 151,000 Total of foregoing sums 4,146,000 Deduct, as provisionally calculated: The sum to be set aside under Section 98, out of the County Apportionment, for payments to the Common Council of the City of London and the Councils of Metropolitan Boroughs 1,564,000 Residue, being the amount payable by the Minister of Health to the County Council as the General Exchequer Grant of the Council (apart from the Supplementary Exchequer Grant payable under Section 100), in respect of the year ending 31st March, 1931, as provisionally calculated 2,582,000 Amount as provisionally calculated, of the Supplementary Exchequer Grant payable under Section 100 to the County Council, being one-half of the aggregate of the sums set out in Statement II 179,000 Total of sums payable to the County Council 2,761,000
II. STATEMENT showing in respect of each of the under-mentioned Metropolitan Boroughs [being Boroughs as respects which a "loss" resulting from the operation of Parts I, V and VI (apart from Section 100) of the Local Government Act, 1929, is disclosed by the provisional calculations], the sum which under Section 100 should be credited to the Borough (or areas therein) and applied in reduction of the amount which would otherwise be contributed by the Borough (or areas therein) towards the amount required for general county purposes.2148W
Borough. 1. Sum which falls to be credited. 2. (Approximate) £ Battersea 25,800 Camberwell 11,300 Finsbury 8,000 Fulham 6,700 Hackney 19,700 Hampstead 12,000 Holborn (areas within the Borough which "lose") 1,400 Islington 47,900 Kensington 19,400 Lambeth 35,500 Paddington 6,500 St. Marylebone 26,200 St. Pancras 30,500 Shoreditch 1,700 Stoke Newington 2,500 Wandsworth 35,300 Westminster 67,000 Total of sums to be credited to areas in Metropolitan Boroughs as respects which a loss is disclosed. 358,000
III. All the separately rated areas included in the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich are areas as respects which there is a fain resulting from the provisions of Parts, V and VI, of the Act, apart from the guarantee under Section 100, as disclosed by the provisional calculations.