§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Minister of Health why, in view of the intention of Parliament in passing the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, glasshouses used for the growing of early vegetables are not being exempted from three-quarters of the rates on the same principle as farm buildings are exempted?
The Executive Committee of the Central Valuation Committee have expressed the opinion that the definition in the second schedule to the Act covers glasshouses used in connection with market gardening, which the right hon. Gentleman no doubt has in mind. He will, however, appreciate that the relief afforded under the Act does not, come into operation in any rating area until the first new valuation list made under the Act comes into force in that area, that is to say on the 1st April, 1928, or the 1st April, 1929, as the came may be.