HC Deb 16 June 1924 vol 174 c1725

asked the Minister of Agriculture, with reference to the Agricultural Credits Act, 1923, what is the method of valuation of farms for the purpose of mortgages under the Bill; whether local valuers are being appointed; and, if so, by whom?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. William Graham)

Valuations are made by the Valuation Department of the Inland Revenue through their district valuers in the respective areas where the properties to be valued are situate.


Is my hon. Friend aware that there is very considerable delay after the valuation has been made, and that many complaints have been made in consequence?


If my hon. Friend will let me have cases, I will do my best to hurry matters up, but some inquiry is involved in a consideration of this kind.