HC Deb 28 October 1954 vol 531 c308W
107. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government the total allowance for 1953 for which business premises and land were exempted, respectively, under the De-Rating Act.

Mr. Sandys

The Local Government Act, 1929, exempted agricultural land from rates and, since then, it has not been valued for rating. I cannot therefore say what is the value of the exemption. In respect of industrial premises, the 75 per cent. exception involves a figure of about £37 million.