The amounts which have already been paid to local authorities in England and Wales are: (i) £2,082,291 under the Agricultural Rates Act, 1929, in respect of the half-year ending 30th September, 1929;(ii) £10,924,704 under Section 112 of the Local Government Act, 1929, in respect of the half-year ending 31st March, 1930; and(iii) £28,049,865 under the other provisions of Part VI of the Local Government Act, 1929, in respect of the year ending 31st March, 1931.
The amount under (i) is wholly in respect of agricultural hereditaments. The grants included in (ii) in respect of agricultural, industrial and freight-transport hereditaments have not been separately ascertained, but it is estimated that the amount of £10,924,704 may be approximately apportioned as to 18 per cent. to agricultural hereditaments, as to 62 per cent. to industrial hereditaments, and as to 20 per cent. to freight-transport hereditaments. The grants included under (iii) are partly in respect of losses arising from de-rating, partly in respect of discontinued grants, and partly in respect of new money. These grants are not divisible between the several classes of rateable hereditaments.With regard to Scotland, a question should be addressed to the Secretary of State.