93. Mr. Baker White
asked the Minister of Health to what extent the premises of nationalised industries are exempted from the liability to pay local rates; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Bevan
The premises of nationalised industries are not exempted from the liability to pay local rates. Provisions are included in the Local Government Bill, now before Parliament, whereby the Electricity and Railway and Canal industries will, after 1st April next, pay in lieu of rates appropriate lump sums for distribution amongst the rating authorities.