HC Deb 07 February 1967 vol 740 c1333
24. Mr. Scott

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government on what date the reorganisation of the valuation panels in the London area will take effect.

Mr. MacColl

1st April, 1967.

Mr. Scott

Is the Minister aware that these panels are appointed on a party proportional basis, and in these circumstances would it not be fairer to postpone the date till after the next G.L.C. elections, when there will be considerable changes in the political complexion?

Mr. MacColl

Without attempting any anticipation of what may happen and what larger Labour majorities may increase the proportions, I think most people want these panels to get started with their very important work, and we have been pressed to speed up the appointments.