§ 28. Mr. TOMLINSON (for Mr. HAYDN JONES)
asked the Minister of Health upon what grounds the occupiers of village workshops, such as blacksmiths, wheelwrights, carpenters and the like, in the county of Montgomery, are being refused the benefits of de-rating under the Rating and Valuation (Apportionment) Act because, being one-man businesses, they are not registered under the Factory and Workshop Acts; and whether, as the 1495 qualification for the benefits of the Act is that of the premises and the business carried on rather than the personnel of the workers, he will inquire into the matter?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)
The point raised in the hon. Member's question is not one in regard to which my right hon. Friend is empowered to express an authoritative opinion. He will, however, inquire into the matter and communicate further with the hon. Member.