HC Deb 03 February 1938 vol 331 c400W
Sir R. Tasker

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that a demand for payment of a tax known as liberty rate is being levied upon certain people in the Dover Rural District Council area; and under what act or authority such demand is made?

Sir K. Wood

This had not previously been brought to my notice. I understand that the Parish of Ringwould in the Rural District of Dover is one of the limbs of the liberties of the Cinque Port of Dover and that this rate has been levied from time immemorial to meet expenses incurred in the administration of justice. The statutory basis is now Section 248 of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1882.