HC Deb 16 January 1945 vol 407 c55W
Mr. McEntee

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that pre-service youth organisations occupying training quarters, particularly in the Greater London area, are unable to meet accounts sent to them for local rates and water rates and continue to appeal to local authorities and to the Metropolitan Water Board for remission or reductions of these charges; and if he will arrange for the rates on the buildings used by these organisations to be paid by the Treasury.

Mr. Peake

Contributions in lieu of rates are paid by the Treasury in respect of premises occupied for the purposes of the Crown if those premises are wholly maintained out of Votes of Parliament. These conditions are not in general fulfilled in the case of premises occupied by the organisations to which my hon. Friend refers, but if he will furnish me with particulars of the cases which he has in mind, I will have inquiries made.