§ Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his attention has been called to the resolution passed by the National Federation of Retail Newsagents, Booksellers, and Stationers, in connection with the Eating and Valuation (Apportionment) Bill, declaring that the Government's policy of relieving industry will not be satisfactory unless it embraces the retail shopkeeping class, which already bears more than its share of the rating burden in necessitous areas; and if he intends taking any action in the matter?
§ Sir K. WOOD
I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Health does not think it would be 55W desirable to anticipate discussion in the proceedings on the Rating and Valuation (Apportionment) Bill on the issue raised in the hon. Member's question.