59. Mr. T. THOMSON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount paid from the Exchequer in the way of the relief of agricultural rates in the last two years under the Agricultural Rates Acts of 1896 and 1923?
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
The following sums were issued from the Exchequer to the Local Taxation Accounts, England and Scotland, under the Agricultural Rates Acts, 1896 and 1923:—
£ 1922–23 … … … 1,503,463 1923–24 … … … 4,725,203
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether in the coming year he could make similar grants to equally necessitous urban local authorities in the industrial areas?