HC Deb 08 February 1940 vol 357 c439W

asked the Attorney-General whether he has considered the question of amending the Courts (Emergency Powers) Act, 1939, to meet the case of tenants of hotel premises who are unable to pay their rates owing to circumstances arising from the war emergency; and whether he has any statement to make on the subject?

The Attorney-General

As I had occasion to tell the House recently, the question of amending the Act to which my hon. and learned Friend refers has been under consideration, and I expect to be able to make a further statement shortly. The Act is being considered in relation to all the obligations to which it applies, and these include rates.