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Rate Rebates

Volume 888: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will review the working of the current rate and rebate scheme, with particular reference to the situation of single ratepayers of over retirement age, sharing their home with a relative; and if he will seek to redress the adverse effects of the 1974 changes on such persons.

My right hon. Friend has already laid regulations before Parliament which will improve the rate rebate scheme from 1st April 1975, but I am certainly prepared to look into the point the hon. Member raises when changes to the scheme are next contemplated.