18. Major BARNES
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in the event of an assessment committee determining that there must be a revaluation of the rate able hereditaments in their union, the Government will provide the necessary data for the revaluation of the railways in the same way as the railway companies would have done before the Government worked or controlled these undertakings?
§ Sir E. GEDDES
I have to draw the hon. and gallant Member's attention to the reply given to him by the Prime Minister, in answer to a question on the 8th March, when he stated that the Government is of opinion that, in view of the abnormal conditions which at present exist, any general revaluation is undesirable. The necessary data for a re- 13 valuation of the railways is not in the possession of the Government, nor is it within their powers to provide it.