HC Deb 22 May 1968 vol 765 cc82-3W
Mr. Buchanan-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what consultations he is having regarding the rating of agricultural buildings; when he expects these consultations to be concluded and proposals made; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Buchan

We have had discussions with the National Farmers' Union of Scotland and are now continuing our examination of the question in the light of further information which it has recently submitted. In view of the complex nature of this subject and its implications in the general rating field, my right hon. Friend cannot say when he will be in a position to make a statement.