HC Deb 04 February 1937 vol 319 c1767
58. Mr. Short

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that there is a lack of uniformity in the methods of assessing pit-head baths for rating purposes; whether he has consulted with the Miners' Welfare Committee; and whether he proposes to offer any advice to local rating authorities?

Sir K. Wood

Questions of uniformity in valuation for rates are primarily matters for consideration by the Central Valuation Committee, the statutory body appointed under the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, for that purpose, and I have no jurisdiction which would enable me to intervene. I understand that the Committee have been in touch with the Miners' Welfare Committee on this matter and have endeavoured to find a uniform basis acceptable to all the local authorities concerned, but that, owing to differing local circumstances, some of the local authorities have not yet found themselves able to accept the basis suggested.

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