§ Mr. SULLIVAN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is proposing to take, in view of the recent decision in the Scottish Law Court in the Etna Iron and Steel Works case, which makes it more difficult for parish councils fixing and raising the rates?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The Rating (Scotland) Bill by abolishing the deductions allowed under Section 37 of the Poor Law Act, 1845, in respect of parish council rates will remove the difficulties which have arisen out of the Court's decision in the Etna case. It is proposed to proceed with the remaining stages of the Bill this Session, so that it may come into operation on the 15th May, 1927.