§ 25. Mr. ERNEST BROWN
asked the Minister of Health the amount paid in rates in England and Wales 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?
Arrangements have been made for the publication of a series of statements which will include, for each rating area in England and Wales, with totals for the country as a whole, the information asked for by the hon. Member. The first of these statements will be available in the Vote Office to-day.
§ 39. Commander BELLAIRS
asked the Minister of Health whether any inquiry has been made as to the gain in rateable value in streets when flexible traffic is substituted for tramways or in comparable streets with the two systems?
§ 48. Mr. T. KENNEDY
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the proposals regarding relief from rates in re- 1891 spect of agricultural land will apply to allotments and allotment gardens?
§ 49. Major OWEN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the proposed exemption from local rates on agricultural land is applicable to allotments and market gardens?
I have been asked to reply. The proposals regarding relief from rates in respect of agricultural land will apply to all agricultural land within the meaning of the Agricultural Rates Acts, and will, therefore, include allotments, allotment gardens, and market gardens.