asked the Minister of Health as regards the county boroughs of England, what proportion the rate required for the service of debt for the non-trading departments bears on the average to the total rate?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
The exact information desired by the hon. Member is not available. The total expenditure (other than capital expenditure) of the councils of county boroughs in England and Wales in 1927–28 on non-trading services amounted to £79,605,000, which included £17,028,000, approximately 22 per cent., for loan charges. Apart from local rates, there was available to meet this expenditure £22,718,000 from Government Grants and £15,204,000 from other specific income. It is not possible to say in what proportion income from various services was applied to loan charges and other expenditure.