§ 62. Mr. Ridsdale
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will consider bringing up to date the statutory allowance for repairs, with a view to helping small businesses over their rating assessments.
§ 63. Mr. Ness Edwards
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government, now that the new valuation lists are in force, what steps he proposes to take in the light of the recommendations made by the Edwards Committee in September, 1954.
§ Mr. Sandys
These matters are being considered as part of the general review of the finance of local government which I announced earlier, and which is now well under way.
§ Mr. Ridsdale
Is my right hon. Friend aware of the great difficulties of the small shopkeeper at the present time? Will he do all that he can to allay the anxieties of these people as much as possible in the review?