HC Deb 08 May 1962 vol 659 c206
25. Mr. E. Taylor

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will now take steps to discontinue the rating privileges given to agriculture by the Local Government Act, 1929, in view of the fact that the parallel privileges given to industry by the same Act will soon be removed.

Mr. Rippon

No, Sir.

Mr. Taylor

Will my hon. Friend, in the interests of fair play, reconsider this question in 1963?

Mr. Rippon

Apart from any question of the merits, it would be quite impossible to do anything before 1968, because of the lack of any evidence of existing values in respect of agricultural properties.

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