National and Local Expenditure (Review)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th July 1964.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Maudling Mr Reginald Maudling , Barnet 12:00 am, 28th July 1964

I do not know whether that is a threat or a hope on the part of the hon. Member, but to effect any reform in the rating system will involve legislation, and consultation with local authorities. Therefore, it is bound to take a considerable time.