58. Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON
asked the Minister of Health if in all cases where local authorities are the purchasers of land, the assistance of the Government Valuation Department is available; and, if not, will he make representations to the Board of Inland Revenue that such assistance should be available in the interests of local economy?
The assistance of the Valuation Department is now available only where State moneys are involved, or where sanction by a Government Department is required. The Government cannot at present see their way to extend this assistance.
Cannot the right hon. Gentleman reconsider the matter in the light of economy that would come to the local authority?