HC Deb 25 March 1930 vol 237 cc268-9
67. Mr. McKINLAY

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the amount expended by the local authorities in Scotland upon legal costs in connection with the rate reliefs under the Local Government Act?


The information desired in the question is not in my possession and it could only be obtained by inquiry which would involve an undue expenditure of time and money.

69. Mr. McKINLAY

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he can, with reference to the Local Government Act, state the original gross rental and the reduced assessed rental. respectively, of the agricultural, industrial, and transport lands and heritages that have benefited under the Act; and if he can state what is the total rate-reduction on each of these classes of land and heritages, and what is the amount of the grants the Treasury has to pay in compensation to the local authorities?

Lands and Heritages. Estimated Unreduced Rateable Value. Estimated Reduced Rateable Value. Estimated Rate Reduction.*
Agricultural 2,831,636 707,909 950,000
Industrial 3,735,195 933,799 1,600,000
Freight Transport 1,644,438 411,109 650,000
8,211,269 2,052,817 3,200,000
* The rate reduction in each case is the same as the amount of the grant that the Treasury will have to pay in compensation to Local Authorities.