HC Deb 25 April 1911 vol 24 c1594

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention had been directed to the recent revaluation of railway property in the parish of Lowton, and the loss of rateable value thereby entailed on local administrative bodies; whether he was aware that the Lowton parish council have protested against this revaluation as inequitable, and suggested that the duty of assessing this class of property should be transferred from the overseers and the union assessment committees to a Government Department; and whether he would consider this suggestion, with a view to action being taken in the matter?


I have received a copy of a resolution passed by the Lowton parish council to the effect referred to in the question. Legislation would be necessary to attain the end which the parish council have in view, and I could not promise to introduce a Bill on the subject at the present time.