§ MR. W. T. HOWELL (Denbigh Boroughs)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, whether owners of tithe rent charge, which has hitherto been dealt with as land and rated as such, are to benefit by the provisions of the Land Rating Bill; and, if not, whether he is aware that the recent depression in agriculture has very seriously affected the incomes of those of the clergy whose incomes are mainly derived from tithes?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. HENRY CHAPLIN,) Lincolnshire, Sleaford
I stated the reasons for omitting tithe rent charge from the operation of the Bill upon its introduction, and in reply to the hon. Member's Question I have nothing to add to what I said then.