§ Mr. Delargy
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the rateable values of the following three companies in Thurrock, Tunnel Cement, Shell (UK) and Mobiloil, were assessed by the National Valuer and not by the local valuation court.
§ Mr. Nott
The local valuation court does not make rating assessments but decides disputes about them. The local valuation officer is responsible for making the assessments in his area but can properly use the help of centrally provided specialists and did so in the cases referred to in the Question.