HC Deb 24 February 1936 vol 309 cc23-4

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in order to relieve the occupiers of cottage property from assessment in respect of land drainage rates, he will consider introducing a Bill which will enable a land drainage board by resolution to assess and levy drainage rates on the owners of all hereditaments, other than agricultural land, in a land drainage district, or any part thereof, where the gross Schedule A assessment does not exceed £35?


As I informed my hon. Friend on 4th February, I do not see any possibility of further land drainage legislation being introduced this Session. I have, however, noted his suggestion.


That reply is hardly good enough. Does the right hon. Gentleman not realise that something will have to be done to remedy this, and that there is in my question a suggestion which would provide him with a way out of his difficulties?