HC Deb 25 July 1929 vol 230 cc1489-90
81. Mr. J. W. BOWEN

asked the Minister of Health what are the estimated annual amounts by which occupiers of agricultural land and buildings in each county in England and Wales will benefit through the provisions relating to relief from rates which came into operation on 1st April in accordance with the terms of the Local Government Act, 1929?


My hon. Friend presumably intended to refer to the Agricultural Rates Act, 1929, which antedates by six months the exemption from rates of agricultural land and agricultural buildings for which provision was made in the Local Government Act, 1929. It is estimated that the total relief to the occupiers of agricultural hereditaments under the provisions of the Agricultural Rates Act, 1929, will amount to £2,100,000 in the half-year beginning on the 1st April last. Particulars for each county are not available.


May I ask how much of that sum will eventually go to the landlords?

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