HC Deb 20 July 1950 vol 477 c193W
Mr. Shepherd

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the concern being felt at the disparity between the real building cost of houses and the hypothetical costs laid down by him for the purpose of assessment under Part IV of the Local Government Act, 1948, which will result in the better-class houses subsidising the rates of the smaller properties; and what steps he is taking to remove the anomalies.

Mr. Bevan

The statements of 1938 costs required by the 1948 Act have not yet been made. As they will be based on 1938 building costs they are bound to differ from current costs but I see no reason to expect the consequences stated in the Question.

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