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Rates

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the average rate rises in Scotland over each of the last 10 years.

Total income from rates—other than domestic water rates—and the domestic element of rate support grants in each year, and the percentage increase over the previous year, were as follows:

£ millionPercentage increase
1965–66117·79·1
1966–67138·417·6
1967–68143·73·8
1968–69159·310·9
1969–70177·611·5
1970–71207·516·8
1971–72234·613·1
1972–73251·57·2
1973–74279·211·0
1974–75 (estimate)330·018·2