HC Deb 09 March 1880 vol 251 cc681-2

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether, if any alteration is made in the Returns issued for the assessment of property under the Valuation of Property (Metropolis) Act (but which are now in circulation), some modification should not be made in Questions 10, 11, and 13, so as to adapt them to the circumstances of the particular parish, it being not only useless but inconvenient to ratepayers to answer such questions in parishes where there is no Land Tax, where there has never been any Tithes, and where the amount of Sewers Rate varies from year to year, and can be easier ascertained by the rating authorities than by the ratepayers?


in reply, said, no alteration was intended to be made in the form of these Papers at present. The form must be general, and it would be impracticable to make separate forms for different parishes. No penalties would be incurred by leaving blank those particular questions not applicable to a person's case.