HC Deb 11 April 1928 vol 162 cc1202-3
64. Mr. W. GRAHAM

asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health whether the Secretary for Scotland leas received a request from the National Federation of Property Owners in Scotland urging that the portion of the subsidy for new houses falling on local rates in. Scotland should be imposed only on tenants and not on proprietors; whether any reply has been sent.; and whether, before such a proposal is entertained, Scottish Members of Parliament will be consulted?

Captain ELLIOT

The answer to the first part. of the question is in the affirma- tive, and to the second part in the negative. As regards the last part, a proposal of the nature referred to could only be given effect to by legislation.