HC Deb 22 July 1890 vol 347 cc506-7

I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the great difficulty which has been experienced in obtaining proper information for the purposes of the Quinquennial Valuation for the Metropolis, more especially with reference to the value of tenement houses, of which the weekly rentals have in the first instance been given in but very few cases; and whether, with a view of obviating such difficulty in the future, he will consider the question of the desirability of so altering the forms (9 B) as to include a question specially applicable to tenement houses, and also a notice to the owners of such houses that they are required to state the full weekly rentals received by them?


I am informed by the Inland Revenue Department that they have not heard of any such difficulty as that referred to by the hon. Member. All the Returns for the valuation now being made for the current year have already been received and laid before the Assessment Committees for the purpose of hearing objections. The question of altering the form of the notice for return in the manner suggested by the hon. Member will be considered before the next Quinquennial Valuation.

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