HC Deb 07 March 1940 vol 358 c578W
Mr. Lyons

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the increases in national and local taxation, he will now consider the advisability of calling a representative conference to reach ways and means of securing the stabilisation and subsequent reduction of local rates?

Mr. Elliot

It is a matter for each local authority itself to decide what expenditure must be incurred and what can properly be avoided or postponed. I do not think that I could usefully adopt my hon. and learned Friend's suggestion.

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