County Rates (Increase)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th April 1954.

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Photo of Sir Waldron Smithers Sir Waldron Smithers , Orpington 12:00 am, 13th April 1954

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the average county rate has about doubled in the last 20 years? As the increase is a burden upon industry and does harm to our export trade, will he take action on the lines suggested in the Question?