§ 85. Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that the Hampshire branch of the National Farmers' Union passed a resolution calling attention to the injustice of owners of shooting land taking advantage of the Rating Acts, which allow agricultural land, distinct from buildings, an allowance of 50 per cent. on its rateable value, and that 12 months ago a test case, which was brought by a man who sought to have the rates in his shooting included in this reduction, was successful; and if he will take action in the matter?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Lord Eustace Percy)
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given on the 10th May to the hon. Member for West Fulham (Sir C. Cobb) in reply to a similar question.