HC Deb 27 July 1933 vol 280 c2769
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?


No, Sir. I do not think such an inquiry would serve a useful purpose in present circumstances.