HC Deb 09 August 1875 vol 226 cc776-7

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he will amend "The Valuation (Metropolis) Act, 1869," whereby overseers of parishes are permitted to deliver notices of increased assessment, requiring an appeal within 25 days, late in the evening of the 24th day, and will afford a remedy to those persons who have been unable to appeal in consequence of such late delivery?


, in reply, said, he did not think the hon. and gallant Baronet was correct in stating that notices of increased assessment were by the Act permitted to be delivered until the 24th day. On the contrary, the overseers were required to give immediate notice to the parties interested. If, however, such a thing could take place as that mentioned by the hon. and gallant Baronet, he should be happy to have an opportunity of amending the Act in reference to the matter in question. He believed that as to the remedy in the meantime, anybody making an appeal under the circumstances could do so with a very fair chance of success.