HC Deb 10 December 1912 vol 45 cc234-5

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will accept the reference handed to him on Thursday for the proposed Committee of Inquiry into the methods of valuation?


I will accept the hon. Member's reference in the following form:— To inquire into the working of land valuation prescribed by Part I. of the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910, and to report whether the methods employed and the instructions given to the valuers are generally satisfactory so far as concerns administration, apart from any questions involving either policy or the legal interpretation of the provisions of the Act. I would propose also to give the following Instruction:— The Committee will conduct their inquiry in such a way as to delay the progress of the valuation under the Act as little as possible, consistently with the object of the inquiry being attained.