§ Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the scheme inaugurated by the Swansea Borough Council, which allows of a discount being paid for prompt payment of rates, has proved highly successful; and will he, as a meant to overcoming the difficulty experienced by many local authorities in collecting rates, recommend the extension of this scheme to other local authorities?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The system inaugurated at Swansea has, I understand, only come into operation during the current half year, and my right hon. Friend has, as yet, no information as to its effect. There is an Amendment on the Paper dealing with this point in connection with the Bating and Valuation Bill, and my right hon. Friend would prefer to postpone any statement on the subject until the Amendment is reached.