§ 41. Mr. R. Gibson
asked the Minister of Health whether he has now reached a conclusion regarding the granting of de-rating to small shopkeepers; and whether he will make a statement regarding the rating of other business people whose businesses have been adversely affected by the war?
§ Mr. Elliot
I do not contemplate the introduction of legislation to extend the scope of the existing de-rating provisions.
§ Mr. Gibson
In view of the fact of the conditions which were alleged to make de-rating necessary when de-rating was made previously in respect of certain industrial premises, will not the right hon. Gentleman reconsider the position?