No comprehensive information is available, but, on the basis of the available data, it is roughly estimated that the direct relief to the cotton spinning and weaving industry in respect of local taxation will be about £1,500,000 a year.
§ Mr. ERNEST BROWN
Are those data based on the Estimates for 1927–28, as in the case of the White Paper recently issued?
It is a very rough estimate, and I presume it is based on the same data from which the White Paper was compiled.
§ 52. Sir A. HOLBROOK
asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider the introduction of legislation to exempt voluntary hospitals from the liability for payment of local rates?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given yesterday to the hon. and gallant Member for Tiverton (Lieut.-Colonel AclandTroyte).