Scotland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government and Rating. – in the House of Commons am ar 20 Rhagfyr 1928.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Mr Alexander Livingstone Mr Alexander Livingstone , Ross and Cromarty

50.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his Department has issued instructions whereby the method of rating a croft in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland has been altered?

Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

I am not aware of any such instructions, but, if the hon. Member will give me the facts on which his question is based, I will make inquiry and communicate with him.

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

47.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to state, in each class, the counties, large burghs, small burghs, and landward parishes, respectively, with the highest and lowest estimated loss of rates through de-rating in Scotland and the estimated amount of the losses per annum in each case, together with the estimated loss of yield of a penny rate in each case?

Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

As the answer is in tabular form, I propose, with the hon.

TABLE showing certain particulars as to loss of rates due to de-rating in respect of various groups of Local Government areas in Scotland.

*Estimated amount of Loss of Rates through de-rating.Estimated loss of yield of 1d. rate.
Counties:££
HighestLanark288,0601,939
LowestBute3,25040
Large Burghs:
HighestGlasgow672,0004,126
LowestInverness2,57024
Small Burghs:
HighestGrangemouth18,355179
LowestEarlsferryNilNil
Landward Parishes:
HighestBothwell44,851286
LowestLyne1572
* Excludes all water Rates and Special District Rates in Counties.