HC Deb 09 May 1923 vol 163 cc2357-8

asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health if he is aware that Section 37 of The Poor Law (Scotland) Act, 1845, causes grave dissatisfaction to assessing bodies for poor and education rates; that, due to the above-mentioned Clause, Cambusnethan parish rates will fall £6,000 short of the estimate; that Lord Dunedin's Committee recommended all assessments being collected on gross valuation; and what action, if any, does he propose taking to have the above Clause of the Poor Law Act repealed or amended?

Captain ELLIOT

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave on 2nd May to a question on this subject addressed to me by the hon. Member for Central Edinburgh.

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