§ 22. Sir W. BULL
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he can see his way to arrange that private houses which are lent for the purpose of naval or military hospitals are free of rates while so used?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Herbert Lewis)
The Local Government Board have no power to take any action of the kind suggested in the question. They have, however, stated in answer to inquiries that, if a local authority in such a case should see fit to exempt such premises from rating, the Board themselves would not in the present circumstances wish to take exception to such a course.