HC Deb 07 May 1928 vol 217 cc46-7W

asked the Minister of Health whether he can supply county valuation committees and other rating authorities with information as to what portion of special properties (excluding agricultural property) which will receive relief under the Budget proposals will be still rateable, and so enable those counties and boroughs where the re-valuation under the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, is uncompleted to obtain the necessary data for that valuation without the expense of a special valuation in a year's time?


No, Sir. It would not be possible to supply such information as my hon. Friend suggests till the necessary Valuation Bill has become law, but my right hon. Friend hopes it will be found practicable to a large extent to combine the work entailed by the new proposals with the work of revising valuations which in most areas will presumably be proceeding in the Autumn of this year.

Lieut.-Colonel MASON

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether wharves and their warehouses will be included in the Government's scheme of rating relief?


I have been asked to reply to this question. I can- not undertake to make any statement as 'to the application of the Government's proposals to particular classes of hereditament in advance of the introduction of the necessary Bill.