§ 22. Mr. Lyons
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the growing apprehension caused by the constant increase of the burden of local taxation, he will consider calling a conference of local authorities, with a view to recommending steps, in the national interest, for the reduction and stabilisation of local rates?
§ Mr. Bernays
I would refer my hon. and learned Friend to the reply given to him on 1st November last. My right hon. Friend doubts if a conference of the kind suggested would produce useful results.
§ Mr. Paling
Will not the Government consider doing something for the local authorities in view of the fact that the local authorities do a great deal for the Government?
§ Mr. Stephen
Does the right hon. Gentleman not realise that the solution to these difficulties will be found in the taxation of land values?