§ Mr. J. Johnson
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what information he has as to the working of Section 8, paragraph 1, of the Rating and Valuation Act, 1955, in so far as it affects friendly societies; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
I have seen the published reports of decisions in the courts. I propose in due course to collect information about the operation of Section 8 and present the results to Parliament, but it is too early to undertake this yet.