§ Colonel ENGLAND
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, taking six cities each in France, 2584W Germany, and Italy of equivalent size to Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow; Cardiff, Newcastle, and Sheffield, he will obtain Reports from His Majesty's representatives abroad as to the municipal rate which exists in each of them as compared with the rate existing in the cities mentioned in this country?
I will make inquiries whether the information desired by the hon. and gallant Member can be obtained and presented in a form which would be of any real value. He will appreciate that British and foreign methods of local taxation differ so greatly that it is possible that comparisons would only be misleading.