§ Sir K. WOOD
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture whether allotments acquired under the Defence of the Realm Act, under the Small Holdings and Allotments Acts, 1908 to 1919, or by private treaty, are subject to local rates; and, if so, upon what basis are rates imposed on allotments?
§ Dr. ADDISON
Land used for allotments is not exempt from rating, its rateable value being determined upon the1104W same basis as other rateable hereditaments. In the case, however, of land which was entered on for the purpose of allotments under the Cultivation of Lands Order, and was at the date of entry unrated, the view taken by my Department and the Ministry of Agriculture is that the land may be regarded as in the position of Crown land, and thus not subject to rating.