HC Deb 03 December 1925 vol 188 cc2508-9

asked the Minister of Health if he will give the name of each town of the country which possesses by legislation power to raise money for entertainment purposes above the statutory rate of one penny, and indicate the adopted rate in each case, as well as the amount of money which is raised by the entire rate?


As the reply is rather long, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The answer is as follows:

Since 1900 the following places have obtained by legislation power to raise

Borough or District. Purpose under which Expenditure on Entertainments is included in the Returns. Expenditure falling on Rates for purposes specified in Column 2. Amount in the £ of Rate levied to meet Expenditure.
1 2 3 4
£ d
Bath Hot mineral baths and entertainments 5,898 3.5
Bexhill Provision of music 660* 1.0
Folkestone Bands 1,400 l.2†
Lytham St. Anne's Municipal orchestra 911 1.0†
Morecambe (l925–26) Entertainments, undertaking and advertisements. 2,800 6.8
Southend-on-Sen Public bands 3,900 1.2
Tunbridge Wells Public bands 1,530 1.1†
Erith Bands 215* 0.3
* Column 3.—Calculated from amount in Column 4.
† Column 4.—Calculated from amount in Column 3.