§ 28. Mr. OLIVER
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the judgment given by the Railway and Canal Commission with respect to the assessment of the Southern Railway for rating purposes and the consequential financial burden cast upon the local authorities, he will take an early opportunity to meet representa-
On a point of Order. I think you ruled, Mr. Speaker, some time ago, that if an hon. Member desired to have the answer giver on the Floor of the House, it should be given. I do not think that it would be very long, and I do desire that the answer should be given now.
§ tives of the authorities affected to consider the desirability of granting financial assistance in relief of the heay charge upon the rates?
§ Sir K. WOOD
I shall be ready, as always, to consider any representations which local authorities or their associations may desire to make to me.
§ Mr. OLIVER
Do I understand, in view of the enormous amount transferred to the rates as a result of this decision, that the right hon. Gentleman will meet local authorities at an early date?