HC Deb 06 December 1920 vol 135 cc1772-3W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, representing the land values branch for the Inland Revenue Department, the reasons why the Department refuses to give to any county borough the capital value of land in any county borough area; and if he will take action in the matter?


I assume that the hon. Member is referring to requests made to the Board of Inland Revenue to supply county boroughs with the totals of the valuations of land in their areas made under the provisions of Part I of the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910. For the reasons given by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his reply to the hon. Member for Leigh (Mr. Raffan) on the 10th August, I cannot undertake to furnish the information asked for. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of that reply.