HC Deb 23 June 1953 vol 516 c132W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will take the necessary action to have a full review made of local government finances, including the possibility of the rating of site values; and whether, to help the poorer local authorities, he will initiate legislation to repeal the de-rating clauses of the 1929 Local Government Acts.

Mr. H. Macmillan

These are important and difficult problems and I cannot at present add anything to what I said on the Second Reading of the Valuation for Rating Bill.

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