§ Mr. FREEMAN
asked the Minister of Health the amount that has already been paid to local authorities as a result of the De-rating Act for land, factories, etc., separately?
§ Miss LAWRENCE
The amounts which have already been paid to local authorities in England and Wales are:
The amount under (i) is wholly in respect of agricultural hereditaments. The grants included in (ii) in respect of agricultural, industrial and freight-transport hereditaments have not been separately ascertained, but it is estimated that the amount of £10,924,704 may be approximately apportioned as to 18 per cent. to agricultural hereditaments, as to 62 per cent. to industrial hereditaments, and as to 20 per cent. to freight-transport hereditaments. The grants included under (iii) are partly in respect of losses arising from de-rating, partly in respect of discontinued grants, and partly in respect of new money. These grants are not divisible between the several classes of rateable hereditaments.
- (i) £2,082,291 under the Agricultural Rates Act, 1929, in respect of the half-year ending 30th September, 1929;
- (ii) £10,924,704 under Section 112 of the Local Government Act, 1929, in respect of the half-year ending 31st March, 1930; and
- (iii) £28,049,865 under the other provisions of Part VI of the Local Government Act, 1929, in respect of the year ending 31st March, 1931.
With regard to Scotland, a question should be addressed to the Secretary of State.