§ 34. Mr. Boardman
asked the Minister or Fuel and Power if, in view of the changes in the valuation of hereditaments for rating purposes, he will exercise his powers under the Coal Mining (Subsidence) Act, 1950, to substitute a higher figure for that of £32.
§ 38. Mr. Proctor
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will now take action to increase the maximum figure of £32 rateable value which entitles a house-owner to compensation for damage to property arising from mining subsidence.
§ 41. Mr. J. Harrison
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in assessing a suitable figure in substitution for the present limit of £32 rateable value as a qualification for mining subsidence compensation, he will ensure that the new figure will include all properties previously covered and all other similar properties which, owing to assessment anomalies, were previously omitted; and whether he will take steps to announce the new figure before 1st April, 1956.
§ Mr. Aubrey Jones
I am in consultation with local authority associations about a new figure to take the place of the present limit of £32 per annum for England and Wales, and as soon as I am in a position to do so I shall ask Parliament to approve an Order under the 1950 Act to come into force on 1st April.