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Rates

Volume 888: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1975

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28.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what further measures he proposes to introduce in order to alleviate the financial burden placed upon domestic and commercial ratepayers in south-east Cornwall; and if he will make a statement

I have no such plans. The grant settlement for 1975–76 is the most generous on record.

37.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many authorities have now reported their rate increase to his Department; and what is the average increase in domestic rates so far.

49.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what he now estimates will be the average increase in domestic and commercial rates, based upon determinations so far announced by rating authorities.

57.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average percentage increase of local authority rates declared for the forthcoming financial year.

I refer the hon. Members to the answer I gave earlier today to the hon. Member for Melton (Mr. Latham).

54.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many London boroughs have announced rate rises of over 25 per cent.

I have received details of 1975–76 rates from 14 London boroughs. All have indicated rises of over 25 per cent.