HC Deb 03 March 1927 vol 203 c561
63. Colonel GRETTON

asked the Minister of Health if the recommendations of the Central Valuation Committee constituted under Section 57 of the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, and circulated by the Ministry to local authorities, have received his approbation and are instructions upon which it is intended that valuations are to proceed?


The recommendations of the Central Valuation Committee which is a committee composed almost entirely of representatives of local authorities were circulated by me precisely in the form in which I received them. The Committee, as they themselves point out, are an advisory body, and their recommendations, which I have brought to the notice of rating and assessment authorities, are not instructions. My view of the recommendations is that they should at this stage be regarded as in the nature of valuable advice given by a body of very competent local administrators specially constituted for the purpose, and I commend the recommendations as embodying such advice to the serious attention of all the local authorities concerned.


Does the right hon. Gentleman contemplate issuing any definite instructions at a later date?


I am not at present contemplating that.