HC Deb 08 May 1916 vol 82 c280
10. Sir J. D. REES

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether the chairmen of the Nottinghamshire County Council and of the Nottingham City Council have announced reductions of 3d. and 5d., respectively, for the current year; and whether he will commend this example to county and borough councils throughout the United Kingdom in order that relief may be granted to the heavily taxed public which also pays the rates?


I think that the advertisement which the hon. Member has given the Notts County Council and the Nottingham Corporation is as good a commendation to other local authorities as he could wish for. As my right hon. Friend has stated, however, on other occasions, it is not always possible for local authorities to indicate the measure of their economies by reductions in the total of rates.