§ Sir FREDERICK DIXON-HARTLAND
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether in the borough of Paddington 1 mile 6¼ chains of tramway line is assessed at £l,000 and rated at £500; and whether anywhere within the London area one mile of railway line, not including buildings, is assessed at £8,000 and rated at £6,250?
§ Mr. BURNS
I understand that the 1 mile 6¾ chains of tramway in the borough of Paddington, belonging to the Metropolitan Electric Tramway Company is assessed at £l,000 gross value and £500 rateable value. I am informed that the assessment was fixed at the last quinquennial valuation, when the tramway was worked by means of horse traction. The reassessment of the line will be a matter to be dealt with at the next valuation in 1910. I have no information as to the matter referred to in the last part of the question.