§ 62. Mr. W. Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received from the doctors in Glenrothes concerning the rating assessment of their group practice premises; and what steps he intends to take to ensure that the extension of general practitioner facilities in the new town will be adequate to meet the requirements of the population.
§ Mr. Galbraith
A group of general medical practitioners in Glenrothes have represented to my right hon. Friend that the valuation placed on their new premises for rating purposes is excessive. He has explained that valuation for rating is a matter for the local assessor, subject to appeal to the local valuation appeal committee and thereafter by stated case to the Lands Valuation Appeal Court.
The Development Corporation is prepared, if necessary, to provide suitable surgery accommodation on a rental basis for additional doctors entering practice in the new town.