HC Deb 31 January 1929 vol 224 cc1160-1W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that public utility undertakings, when prosecuting appeals against the new assessments, are at a disadvantage owing to the difficulty they have in ascertaining the basis on which the new valuations have been made, and that such disadvantage is emphasised by the special principles for ascertaining the annual value which apply to such undertakings, and is particularly marked where an undertaking extends into the area of more than one rating authority; and will he take steps to ensure that the basis of any particular valuation is supplied to any public utility undertaking desiring to ascertain it or is otherwise made available for information?


I have no power to give any directions in regard to the matter to which my hon. Friend refers.