§ MR. STEPHENS (Middlesex, Hornsey)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware of the increasing losses imposed upon local authorities having within their districts cemeteries belonging to other local authorities owing to the exemption of such cemeteries from re-assessment; and whether, in the next session of Parliament, he will propose that Section 15 of the Burial Act of 1855, which provides for such exemption from reassessment, should be repealed.
§ MR. CHAPLIN
I have no doubt that the result of the enactment referred to in the question is that lands used as burial grounds are in certain cases assessed at a lower rate than would otherwise be the case, and that whore this is so some loss occurs to local authorities. I cannot give any undertaking about legislation next session.