HC Deb 17 June 1947 vol 438 cc1769-70
19. Mr. J. S. C. Reid

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will publish a return for the current year on the lines of the Return of Rates in Scotland published in 1945

Mr. Westwood

I regret that the publication of further statistical returns and other Departmental reports is not possible meanwhile in view of printing difficulties. I am, however, sending the right hon. Gentleman a copy of a duplicated return prepared in my Department showing the rates for the years 1945–46 and 1946–47.

Mr. Reid

It seems a pity that the Stationery Office cannot print these dozen pages or so, but if they cannot do so, will the right hon. Gentleman consider producing an abridged return, including the counties and the large burghs?

Mr. Westwood

I will certainly be prepared to consider that.

Mr. McKinlay

Will the Minister include in the return details of the services given to the ratepayers for the rates paid?

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