§ MR. W. MORRISON
asked the Secretary of the Local Government Board, If it would be in accordance with propriety, that the Government should introduce a Special Clause into the Rating Bill, removing the exemption of Government property from the General Rate?
§ MR. HIBBERT
in reply, said, it had not been deemed necessary to insert clauses in the Rating Bill to provide for Government property being liable to other rates than poor rates. These, generally speaking, were either paid out of the poor rate, or collected on the basis of it. A provision in the Consolidated Rate Bill made the matter perfectly clear, but his right hon. Friend (Mr. Stansfeld) would no doubt consider any proposal to insert a clause in the other Bill, should it be thought necessary.