§ Mr. CROOM-JOHNSON
asked the Minister of Health how many appeals on behalf of valuation officers have been entered to date against the entry of industrial hereditaments in valuation lists pursuant to the Rating and Valuation (Apportionment) Act, 1928, in England and Wales before recorders and county quarter sessions; how many of each class have been heard and determined in such courts; and how many were successful?
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
I have been asked to reply to this question. The Revenue officer has given notice of appeal under the Rating and Valuation (Apportionment) Act, 1928, in 925 cases, and has appeared as respondent in appeals by occupiers in 235 cases. The Revenue officers have been successful in 317 cases, and unsuccessful in 143 cases—422 cases have been respited to await the decision of cases stated to the High Court. No record has been kept dividing the cases heard in the manner suggested in the hon. Member's question.