§ SIR JOHN BRUNNER (Cheshire, Northwich)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, whether it is his intention to put down an Amendment to exempt building land occupied as agricultural land from the operation of the Agricultural Land Rating Bill?
§ MR. CHAPLIN
The subject is under consideration. I hardly think it is one for question and answer across the Table.
§ SIR JOHN BRUNNER
thought the right hon. Gentleman had hardly gathered the point of his Question. Did he intend to put down an Amendment?
§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, if he can now state whether it is the intention of the Government to bring in a Bill this Session providing for Scotland a grant corresponding with the grant made for England in the Agricultural Land Rating Bill; and, if so, whether the grant will be confined to the relief of rates on agricultural land?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
I have to say that a Bill on the subject has been prepared, but I will not anticipate it or any discussion upon it.