HC Deb 12 February 1931 vol 248 cc584-5

asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered the representations from the councils of Cambridge or other towns showing the adverse effects on local rates as a result of the Derating Act; and what action he intends to take in the matter?


No communication can be traced as having been received from the Cambridge Town Council representing that the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1929, have had an adverse effect on local rates. Communications of this nature have, of course, been received from the councils of some districts and have been replied to.


Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that in the hard-hit industrial areas there has been a big drop in rates as a result of this Act?

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