HC Deb 25 January 1940 vol 356 cc766-7
36. Mr. Ralph Etherton

asked the Minister of Health whether, on the postponement of the quinquennial valuation, occupiers of private houses in the Metropolis, as well as elsewhere, which have been depreciated in annual value by reason of the war will be given an opportunity of obtaining a revision of their assessment on all the grounds which would be available if such revision were made at a quinquennial valuation, and in view of the fact that causes attributable to the war, being general, cannot be taken into consideration at an interim revision under the existing law applicable to the Metropolis, will provision be made for such causes to be available as causes of which account shall be taken under Section 47 of the Valuation (Metropolis) Act, 1869?

Mr. Elliot

I am in communication with the Metropolitan Boroughs Standing Joint Committee on the point to which my hon. Friend refers and cognate matters, and I expect shortly to hear the result of their consideration of the views of the local authorities concerned which, I understand, the committee are obtaining.