HC Deb 01 May 1941 vol 371 cc583-4W
Mr. Viant

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the low standard of income now subjected to tax, he will consider the withdrawal of the De-rating Act of 1929?

Mr. E. Brown

The Act which provided for de-rating and the accompanying Exchequer grants was a measure of permanent reform in the system of local taxation, and the Government do not contemplate the introduction of legislation to repeal it.