§ 53. Sir NICHOLAS GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that in consequence of the increase of assessments as the result of the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, water rates where charged on rateable value will be automatically increased; and whether, seeing that no greater value is given for the increased charge, he proposes to introduce legislation with a view to an equitable adjustment?
I am aware of the position and propose to continue to keep it under review. I hope that water undertakers generally can be relied upon to make reasonable reductions of their water rates and that the need for legislation will not arise.