HC Deb 30 June 1898 vol 60 c643
MR. J. BAILEY (Newington, Walworth)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether an owner of a tithe rent-charge, who is also owner of several of the lands subject to the tithe rent-charge, is liable to pay rates and taxes upon the total annual value of the tithe rent-charge, or only upon so much thereof as is actually payable to him in respect of the lands of which he is not owner?


As regards the question of rating which is put to me, it is a purely legal one. There is no decision of the courts, so far as I am aware, on the subject, and as I have no jurisdiction to determine the question, I am not prepared to express an opinion with regard to it.