§ 40. Mr. BEAUMONT
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many appeals under the De-rating Acts have been heard by the Divisional Court of the King's Bench Division; in how many of these the Attorney-General has been briefed on behalf of the Government; and what is the total amount of the Attorney-General's fees in these cases to date?
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
Eighty-eight appeals under the Rating and Valuation (Apportionment) Act, 1928, have been heard by the Divisional Court. The Attorney-General has been briefed on behalf of the Government in 78 of these cases, and his fees amount to approximately £4,000.
§ Mr. BEAUMONT
Could the hon. Gentleman say how many cases have been heard, and what has been the amount of the fees?