§ 59. Mr. HOGGE
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he has considered any scheme whereby the exemption of rates to poor people under the House-Letting and Rating (Scotland) Act, 1911, can be expedited; and whether he will consider the advisability of the local rating authorities issuing exemption cards to suitable cases for exemption, which cards could then be 2085 presented to the factors, who could then be repaid by the assessing authorities at regular intervals?
Mr. MCKINNON WOOD
Schemes for the purpose referred to by my hon. Friend are primarily matter for consideration by the local authorities. The plan referred to by my hon. Friend has, I understand, been adopted by certain local authorities.