§ Mr. STANTON
asked the Minister of Health if detailed balance-sheets showing the total expenditure for the current year are published by county councils, urban district, borough councils, and boards of guardians, and, if so, can such balance-sheets be got upon application by the local ratepayers individually, or by the secretary of local ratepayers' associations; and will he state how and where such balance-sheets can be secured?
§ Sir A. MOND
The local authorities referred to are not required to publish detailed estimates of their current expenditure, but in some cases the rate demand notes contain information on the subject. As regards the past year's accounts, there is provision requiring that the abstract of accounts shall be published or that facilities shall be given to ratepayers to inspect the accounts.