HC Deb 08 July 1913 vol 55 c210

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the official valuers under the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910, can send out lists of questions to, owners of property on their own responsibility, not having previously got them sanctioned by Somerset House; and whether this has been going on since the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910, came into operation with the knowledge of Somerset House?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)

District valuers on their own initiative frequently invite individual owners to supply information required for the correct valuation of their property, and this practice has the, approval of the authorities at Somerset House. Where a request for similar information has to be made in numerous cases throughout the Kingdom, it is usually reduced to common form at Somerset House.

37. Mr. MOUNT

asked whether an owner of land is obliged to furnish the district valuer with plans showing the boundaries of each holding on his estate as they were on the 30th April, 1909, even though he has no such plans in his possession?


The answer is in the negative.