§ Lieut.- Colonel HORLICK
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amounts that have been paid in subsidies 2374W in England, Scotland, and Wales since 1st January, 1919, to local authorities or to voluntary associations for public health services?
The total amount paid, out of moneys voted by Parliament, by the Ministry of Health or its predecessors from 1st January, 1919, to 31st March, 1926, by way of grants to local authorities or to voluntary associations for public health services is £17,516,000. Sums amounting to £767,000 were also paid under the provisions of the Finance Act, 1911, and Section 64 of the National Insurance Act, 1911. The total amount paid as Exchequer contributions to National Health Insurance Funds during the same period amounted to £44,879,000.
In addition, sums estimated to amount to £2,500,000 out of the Exchequer Contribution Accounts (assigned revenues), under the Local Government Act, 1888, paid during the same period to the councils of administrative counties and county boroughs in England and Wales, were applied towards the salaries of medical officers of health and inspectors of nuisances (or sanitary inspectors) and fees to public vaccinators.
As regards the particulars relating to Scotland, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the Secretary of State for Scotland.