§ 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.