Sutherland and Shetland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government and Rating. – in the House of Commons on 27th March 1929.

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Photo of Sir Archibald Sinclair Sir Archibald Sinclair , Caithness and Sutherland


asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is calculated to be the net gain to the counties of Sutherland and Shetland under the Governments de-rating scheme?

Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

The net gain to the County of Sutherland, on the basis of the 1927–8 rates, is estimated at 56d. per head of the population, equivalent to a sum of approximately £4,158. The corresponding figures for Zetland are 76d. per head of population and a sum of £8,081.