HC Deb 19 December 1935 vol 307 cc1997-8W

asked the Minister of Health whether he has any statistics showing the amount of money lost in the last year for which figures are available by local authorities in themselves providing stage plays, variety performances, concerts and pierrot shows?


The returns made to my Department for the year ending 31st March, 1934, show that there were transfers out of profits in aid of rates amounting to £54,137 in respect of the undertakings of certain local authorities in providing entertainments, concerts, beach services, etc., and in other areas the contributions from rate funds towards deficiencies amounted to £156,963. Separate figures are not available in respect of the particular kind of entertainments mentioned by my hon. Friend.

various authorities in the County or County Borough (i.e. the County or County Borough Apportionment) is shown as a rate in the £ in column 4.