HC Deb 18 November 1930 vol 245 cc218-9
15. Mr. TRAIN

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether any reductions in local rates have taken place in the parishes within the county of Lanark as a result of the operation of the Local Government Act of 1929; and, if so, what are the amounts of reductions and the particular areas affected?


As the answer is long and involves a number of figures, 1 propose, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

In view of variations that may have taken place in the rate-borne expenditure and valuations since the standard year (1928–29) it is not possible to say what reductions have been effected in local rates for the current year as a result of the operation of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1929. So far as the standard year is concerned it is estimated that the following reductions on the rates for that year would have been effected as a result of the provisions of the Act, if it had been in force:

Area. Decrease in rate.
s. d.
Landward Areas:
Parish of:
Blantyre 4 2.39
Hamilton Police Area 1 4.95
Airdrie Police Area 1 6.48
Cambuslang 11.31
Cambusnethan 6.83
Carluke 7.63
Carnwath 1 11.75
Dalserf 3 9.33
Douglas 1.66
Glasgow 9.56
Hamilton 2 1.04
Lesmahagow 8.45
New Monkland 1 3.59
Old Monkland 1 1.83
Hamilton Police Area 6.70
Airdrie Police Area 8.22
Stonehouse 6.20
Burghal Areas:
New Monkland Parish 1 1.24
Old Monkland Parish 11.26
Coatbridge 1 2.41
Blantyre Parish 3 3.05
Hamilton Parish 10.74
Motherwell and Wishaw:
Bothwell Parish 2 4.84
Cambusnethan Parish 1 5.53
Dalziel Parish 8.80
Rutherglen 1.11
Glasgow Parish 5.31
Govan Parish 7.87