40. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the Minister of Health if he will state the rateable value of England and Wales and the estimated rateable value on 1st April next; and whether he has any reason to anticipate that a number of local authorities will be unable to complete the revaluation of property in their districts before, the end of this financial year?
The rateable value, according to the Valuation Lists in force in April last, was £267,639,000. I am unable to furnish an estimate of the rateable value as at 1st April next, on which date new valuation lists will come into force in the majority of rating areas. I have no reason to anticipate that any rating authorities will be unable to complete the revaluation of property in their districts before the end of this financial year.
§ 30. Miss BONDFIELD (for Mr. W. THOIRNE)
asked the Minister of Health whether he is prepared to issue a White 2323 Paper showing the increase or decrease in the assessments of all local authorities affected by the de-rating Clause in the Local Government Bill?
I would refer the hon. Member to the very full particulars published in the series of eleven Papers issued in the early part of the year and entitled "Rates levied by Local Authorities (England and Wales)."