HC Deb 30 April 1913 vol 52 c1198W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether an inspection of property for the purpose of ascertaining its value under the Finance Act, 1910, sometimes takes place years after the owner has made a return of its value; whether in such a case it is, as recently alleged by a district valuer, the practice of the Valuation Department to refuse to give the owner an opportunity of referring to his return with a view to its discussion with the valuer; and, if so, on what ground such a reference is refused?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. There is no practice such as indicated by the hon. and learned Member in the second part of the question, and I should be glad to have details which would enable me to identify the particular case to which he refers.