HC Deb 13 December 1928 vol 223 c2323
54. Mr. BRIGGS

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the estimated cost of de-rating each of the three classes of industry; breweries, whisky distilleries, and tobacco factories?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)

I have been asked to reply. The only information available regarding the rating relief of separate industries is contained in my replies of 14th May and 21st June to the hon. Members for Rochdale, Leith and Dewsbury, of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy.


Can the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of evading this cost—[HON. MEMBERS: "Avoiding."] — avoiding, or evading, which you will—so that he can thereby be able to meet the desires of the Minister of Health?

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