43. Mr. ROSTRON DUCKWORTH
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the dissolution of the Association of Poor Law Unions consequent upon the operation of the Local Government Act, 1929, causing a reduction in the personnel of the Central Valuation Committee to the extent of five representatives from that association, he intends to submit to Parliament a new scheme to reconstitute the committee in accordance with the powers contained in Section 57 of the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925?
§ Sir K. WOOD
I am advised that the dissolution of the Association of Poor Law Unions did not necessitate a new scheme reconstituting the Central Valuation Committee. I shall be glad to consider any representations that my hon. Friend may make to me as to the desirability of framing a new scheme.
Is it not a fact that the five members who are elected to the committee are nominees of the Ministry, and that therefore the representatives of local assessment committees have no opportunity of putting forward their view?