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Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the percentage increase in rates in the Kirklees metropolitan district for each of the past three years; and how this compares with the national average increase in rates.

The information is as follows:dwellings. I am keeping a close watch on this, in Liverpool and elsewhere, and will be ready to amend the general consent for disposal of council houses if that should prove necessary. Current plans for disposing of certain blocks of flats in Liverpool may require my special ministerial consent.