HC Deb 15 December 1959 vol 615 c1235
26. Mr. Gourlay

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what additional valuation accrued to Scottish rating authorities in the years 1957–58 and 1958–59 as a result of the supplementary valuation rolls introduced in those years.

Mr. Galbraith

In 1958–59, £773,179. I have no corresponding information for 1957–58.

Mr. Gourlay

As these figures for the years quoted represent a considerable rate revenue, and as the Secretary of State requested the Scottish authorities to forgo the publication of a supplementary roll in the year 1960–61, will the Joint Under-Secretary give an assurance that his Department will look into the question of providing local authorities with compensation if they accede to his request?

Mr. Galbraith

This is not so much a request as a suggestion. The matter is left entirely at the discretion of the local authorities.

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