§ Commander BELLAIRS
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has any figures for a particular British industry and/or an industry in a particular locality, such as Glasgow or Sheffield, showing the burden of local rates in adding to the cost of the product; and, if so, whether he will circulate them?
§ Mr. W. R. SMITH
I assume that this question relates to the position subsequent to the coming into operation of the de-rating provisions of the Local Government Act, 1929, on 1st October last. I regret, however, that no figures of the kind are available.