HC Deb 21 February 1871 vol 204 c583

asked the President of the Poor Law Board, Whether Mines would be made liable to the Poor or other Local Rates by the Government measure dealing with Rates?


, in reply, said, he hoped the hon. Gentleman would not think him wanting in courtesy if he asked him to allow him to defer answering that Question at present. The Government were anxious to submit their proposals on local rating as a whole to the House, and he hoped he should not be pressed to anticipate any part of his general statement.