§ SIR CAMERON GULL (Devonshire, Barnstaple)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, whether, having regard to the representations made to Her Majesty's Government through the President of the Local Government Board, he can state if the Government will this session undertake legislation relieving hospitals in Great Britain from local rates.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
I have already, as the hon. Member is no doubt aware, expressed sympathy with the object which my hon. friend has in view. The question is surrounded with considerable difficulty; and the best plan, I think, would be to have a Committee of the House to deal with the subject.