HC Deb 18 June 1940 vol 362 cc41-2W
Mr. Brooke

asked the Minister of Health whether rates are to be charged on houses brought into use solely for the accommodation of refugees rendered homeless by the war?

Mr. M. MacDonald

There are no statutory provisions exempting from rates premises, brought into use for the purpose mentioned, but the premises in such cases are normally taken over for the purpose by local authorities, with whom liability for payment of rates would appear to lie.