§ 48. Mr. LECKIE
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the increasing number of unoccupied business premises and private houses in London and some large cities and towns, and the consequent reduction in rates paid to the local authorities, he will appoint a committee to consider the advisability of empowering municipalities to rate those unoccupied premises at a reduced rate of say one quarter of the full rate?
Sir H. YOUNG
No, Sir. I do not think such an inquiry would serve a useful purpose in present circumstances.