HC Deb 19 December 1935 vol 307 cc1967-9W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will supply information showing the local rates levied for elementary education and secondary education, respectively, in the years 1913 and 1914, by the following authorities: Durham county, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Monmouthshire, Abertillery, Middlesex, and Surrey?


Since 1st April, 1930, it has not been possible to state what is the equivalent rate in the £ of the cost of any particular servile included in the total rate levied, inasmuch as in arriving at the latter figure account has to be taken of the Block Grant under the Local Government Act, 1929, which is applicable to Local Government services generally and is not allocated between individual services. The figures given for 1934–35 in columns 4 and 6 of the following statement show the estimated requirements for elementary and higher education respectively expressed as a rate in the £, no allowance being made for the Block Grant, and are not comparable with the figures in those columns for 1913–14.

intention of the board to give any financial support to the National Central Library?


I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Lonsdale (Lord Balniel) on the 9th December on the subject of the grant-in-aid from public funds to the National Central Library.