HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 cc704-5W
Captain Plugge

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the extreme difficulty faced by various local authorities in tracing vanished ratepayers with the result that those ratepayers who have remained to shoulder their responsibilities are carrying unfair burdens; and whether there exists, or can be adopted, any method of tracing other than through the post?

Mr. M. MacDonald

I appreciate the difficulties by which rating authorities are faced, particularly in present circumstances, but I feel sure that they can be relied upon to devise such methods as may be practicable other than postal facilities for tracing the ratepayers. If my hon. Friend himself has any suggestions to make I will gladly consider them.

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