§ Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
asked the Minister of Transport if he will give the cost per head of ratepayers of the upkeep of roads, showing each borough and county, separately, in England and Scotland?
I have been asked to reply. I regret that the precise 2557W figures desired are not available, but my hon. and gallant Friend will find in Part II of the Local Taxation Returns particulars showing for the London County Council, for each metropolitan borough council, and for each county borough council in England and Wales the gross expenditure on highways and the amount falling to be defrayed out of rates, and also the estimated population of each area. Part III of the Returns contains similar particulars for each county council outside London and gives totals for all non-county borough councils, all urban district councils (other than town councils) and all rural district councils taken as classes. As regards Scotland the question is one for my right hon. Friend the Secretary for Scotland.