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Rates (Self-Employed Persons)

Volume 892: debated on Monday 12 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will bring forward legislation to enable self-employed persons in Scotland who pay local rates to pay rates by instalments.

I refer the hon. Lady to Section 8 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975, which received Royal Assent on 8th May. This provision will come into force in the financial year 1976–77.