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Volume 411: debated on Tuesday 29 May 1945

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asked the Minister of Health if, in view of the fact that the reasons for the introduction of the de-rating of manufacturing premises no longer exist and of the loss to the National Exchequer and to local rating authorities following on this system, he will take steps to abolish de-rating and revert to the normal system of rating these premises.

No, Sir. The hon. Member's proposal would require legislation for which it is clear there would not be time in the life of the present Parliament.