Rates (Remission).

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing. – in the House of Commons on 2nd August 1922.

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Photo of Colonel Sir Walter De Frece Colonel Sir Walter De Frece , Ashton-under-Lyne


asked the Minister of Health when the Cabinet will be able to consider, as suggested, the desirability of temporarily assisting private building enterprise by partial or complete remission of rates; and whether, since there is no time to be lost in promoting such inquiry, the municipal and other local authorities will be consulted and, in case of need, the necessary legislation introduced in the autumn?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

I am afraid that there are serious difficulties in the way of adopting any scheme of the kind, but I am carefully considering the suggestion, and if there appears to be a prima facie case for adopting it I should certainly wish to consult the representative organisations of local authorities at an early stage.