§ 16. Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Governor of Nigeria has taken any action under the Townships Ordinance of 1917 or the Assessment Ordinance of 1915, by which Ordinances he is given powers to direct in each town whether the valuation shall be of the capital value or annual value of the property, and whether the local tax or rate shall be based upon capital or annual value; if so, will he give the references to the gazettes; and, in particular, which system has been decided on for Lagos, for Zaria, and for Port Harcourt?
§ Mr. AMERY
I have no information as to which method has been adopted, though in Lagos, under the special Lagos Township Ordinance, the basis is the annual value. An Order applying the Assessment Ordinance to Lagos and to all townships in the northern provinces was made on the 2nd October, 1924, but the method was not specified therein.