§ Mr. RIDSDALE
asked the Prime Minister whether the Government have consulted any professional land surveyors or land agents as to the cost of valuing the whole of the land of the United Kingdom; if so, whether any of the gentlemen consulted have had any particular experience in the valuation of land on the assumption that it is deprived of the improvements attached to it; and, if so, whether he will lay before the House a summary of the information received from these gentlemen, including any records they may have communicated to the Government of actual sales either by private treaty or public auction of site values as denned in Clause 14 of the Finance Bill?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the last part of the question, my right hon. Friend does not see his way to accede to my hon. Friend's request.