§ 78. Sir K. WOOD
asked the Minister of Health whether he proposes to introduce any measure to relieve householders and shopkeepers of any portion of their rates?
§ Sir K. WOOD
Does not the right hon. Gentleman remember how his heart used to bleed for those ratepayers?
§ 86. Mr. MORLEY
asked the Minister of Health if he has received any complaints from local governing bodies respecting the extra burdens thrown upon them by the scheme of de-rating?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
Although no formal complaints of the kind referred to have been received, I understand that 2102 there is in the minds of many of the rating authorities some uncertainty as to the effect of the changes brought about by the Local Government Act, 1929. It is, however, as yet too early to make a general statement on the subject.
§ Mr. THORNE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a number of local authorities have been compelled to raise their rates from 2d. to 1s. in consequence of de-rating?