HC Deb 30 April 1928 vol 216 cc1326-7
30. Mr. E. BROWN

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the amount paid in rates in Scotland in the latest rating year by each of the following properties; houses and shops, agricultural land, gas undertakings, water undertakings, electricity undertakings, tramway undertakings, cemetery undertakings, sewerage undertakings, railway undertakings, docks and harbours, mines and minerals, iron and steel, blast furnaces, mills and manufactories, and other properties?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)

As the information desired involves a number of figures, I propose with the hon. Member's permission to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the information:

The estimated amount of rates that will be collected in 1927–28 in respect of each class of subject mentioned is as follows:

Houses and shops 14,302,000
Agricultural land 1,498,000
Gas undertakings 344,000
Water undertakings 434,000
Electricity undertakings 340,000
Tramway undertakings 269,000
Cemetery undertakings 18,000
Sewerage undertakings 68,000
Railway undertakings 620,000
Docks and harbours 241,000
Mines and minerals 449,000
Iron and steel works 94,000
Blast furnaces 53,000
Mills and manufactories 1,995,000
Other properties 675,000
Total £21,400,000