HC Deb 26 July 1900 vol 86 c1317
* MR. CARVELL WILLIAMS (Nottinghamshire, Mansfield)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that in the township of Didsbury, Manchester, a voluntary school rate is applied for by the collector of, and in conjunction with, the ordinary rates of the township, and in some cases on the same demand note; and whether the Board has taken any, and what, action in the matter.


I am aware of the facts referred to in the question. The Local Government Board have made inquiry into the matter, and they informed the collector on the 24th instant that the demand note for a voluntary rate should not be sent out with the demand for a compulsory rate. I understand that in a few cases the demand for the voluntary rate was made on the same demand note as the poor and general district rate. It was done without the collector's instructions by one of his clerks, and the collector immediately stopped it.