§ 22. Mr. Snadden
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, in regard to the operation of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act, 1947, whether it is intended to levy development charges on the building, either with or without Government assistance, of cottages on farms for occupation by agricultural workers; and whether development charge will be levied both in the case of cottages to be assessed as agricultural subjects and those to be let on a contract of tenancy.
§ Mr. Woodburn
Arrangements are being made to relieve the building of all cottages for farm workers from the payment of all development charge so long as they are occupied by a farm worker and receive the benefit of agricultural de-rating.
§ Mr. Snadden
Does that mean that the development charge is initially to be paid and then refunded, and also in regard to the Hill Farming Act where the cottages 678 are built subject to a contract of tenancy and there are no agricultural subjects are they free from development charge?
§ Mr. Stokes
May I have an answer to my supplementary question? Can my right hon. Friend say whether this policy applies to dwellings of industrial workers apart from the dwellings of agricultural workers?