§ 41. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that research laboratory buildings and testing shops, used by a manufacturer in connection with his business and for the purpose of scientific research but not directly contiguous to the manufacturer's factories, are excluded from the benefits of derating under Section 3 of the Rating and Valuation (Apportionment) Act, 1928; and if he will state how much it would cost the Exchequer to amend the Act in order to bring such laboratories, etc., within the class of buildings derated?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Miss Lawrence)
My right hon. Friend has not the information necessary for an estimate of the cost to the Exchequer which such an amendment would involve.
§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
Will the Parliamentary Secretary be good enough to represent the desirability of this being done?
§ Miss LAWRENCE
I will certainly represent to my right hon. Friend the desire of my hon. and gallant Friend.