HC Deb 15 April 1875 vol 223 c969

asked the President of the Local Government Board, If the Government propose to introduce in this Session a Valuation Bill; and, if so, whether, in the assessment of tithe, not the property of laymen, an allowance will be made by way of deduction from the gross assessable value for the outlay incurred in the employment of curates?


I prepared a Valuation Bill in the Recess, and should be happy to introduce it, if there appeared any reasonable probability that it could be passed into law within the present Session. It would not be convenient that I should state by anticipation any of its provisions; but I may say that the subject of the hon. Gentleman's inquiry was fully considered in framing the measure.