HC Deb 02 March 1938 vol 332 cc1126-7W
Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will give the number of parishes supplied by electrical undertakings in Caister, Louth, and Grimsby Rural District Council areas for 1935, 1936, and 1937, respectively, and those which were not provided with electrical supply?

Mr. Burgin

The following is the information:

the new valuation lists under the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, he will provide that all rateable hereditaments of every description throughout the country (excluding London) should fall within the scope of the postponement for revaluation; that the effective date of valuation lists throughout the country (excluding London) should uniformly commence at the 1st of April, 1941, and subsequently at five-yearly periods therefrom; and that, during the period of postponement, no rateable values for existing hereditaments should be increased except in respect of substantial structural improvements, provided that rating authorities should not be debarred from making an assessment on any new or unrated hereditaments nor ratepayers from seeking a reduction of any existing rateable value where the hereditament is deemed to be over-assessed?

Sir K. Wood

I will give careful consideration to these suggestions, but I cannot anticipate the provisions of the Bill to be introduced.