HC Deb 15 July 1965 vol 716 c109W
60. Mr. Frederic Harris

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if, pending his complete rate reform, he will take steps to rectify the anomaly whereby certain nationalised industries do not at the moment bear their full share of rates, especially in respect of their office buildings.

Mr. Crossman

Opinions differ sharply about how the payments made by nationalised industries should be assessed. In my view it would be quite wrong to try to deal with this particular issue in isolation.