HC Deb 07 April 1930 vol 237 cc1777-9W

asked the Minister of Health what is the present aggregate gross estimated rental and net rateable value of the County of London; what is the gross estimated rental and net rateable value, respectively, of the agri- of Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford, Cardiff, and Swansea; and what is the loss to the local rates in each case as the result of so reducing the gross values to arrive at the reduced net rateable values?


The following statement, based on figures furnished to my Department, gives the desired information so far as it is available. The figures are necessarily provisional and subject to revision.

cultural, the industrial, and the transport hereditaments benefiting under the Local Government Act; and what reduction in the London County Council and Metropolitan borough rates is allowed to these classes of hereditaments by the operation of the Act?


According to information furnished to my Department, the unreduced rateable value (as defined in Section 134 of the Local Government Act, 1929) in the Administrative County of London on 1st October, 1929, was £58,691,000, and the reduced rateable value thereof (as defined in the same section) was £54,958,000. These totals include the following sums in respect of agricultural hereditaments, industrial hereditaments (so far as apportioned to industrial purposes) and freight transport hereditaments (so far as apportioned to transport purposes):

Unreduced rateable value. Reduced rateable value.
£ £
Agricultural hereditaments. 4,000
Industrial hereditaments. 3,064,000 766,000
Freight-transport hereditaments. 1,908,000 477,000
According to estimates made for the purposes of the transitory grant under Section 112 of the Act, the occupiers of these three classes of hereditaments were for the half-year ending 31st March, 1930, exempted from rates amounting in all to approximately £1,070,000 which would otherwise have been payable by them. The figures given above are necessarily provisional.

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