HC Deb 27 March 1928 vol 215 cc965-6
14. Mr. BARR

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the fact that a boarding

has no power to take the action suggested, but he is informed that applications for exemption from the payment of rates, including water rates, for the Period during which the premises were not occupied are now under consideration by a sub-committee of the corporation. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.


Surely the hon. and gallant Gentleman will recognise the unfairness of a law which compels a man to pay rates and taxes for a house out of which he has been ejected, and also to pay rates and taxes for the alternative accommodation supplied to him under the same local authority?