HC Deb 04 November 1959 vol 612 c61W
Miss J. Lee

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware of the unequal burden placed on rural ratepayers by the present drainage rate; and if he will take steps to introduce a more equitable system of taxation.

Mr. John Hare

I recognise that, in the course of time, some anomalies have arisen in connection with drainage rates in internal drainage districts, and recent discussions with the organisations concerned have covered possible methods of helping to overcome them.