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Domestic Rates

Volume 972: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what proportion of the total rate income for England the domestic rate contribution is in percentage and fiscal amounts;(2) what proportion of the total rate is represented by the domestic rate contribution in percentage and fiscal amounts for 1977–78 and 1978–79 in the following cities: Southampton, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Cardiff, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast.

list the names and addresses of the five organisations which have received urban aid, stating the nature of their project and the amount received, or approved.

Estimates of rate income, and the domestic rate contribution to it, for local authorities in England and Wales can be derived from the annual publication of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy—"Financial, General and Rating Statistics" for 1977–78 and 1978–79. Rating matters in Scotland fall within the area of responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland; equivalent information for Scotland is, however, available in the CIPFA publication "Rating Review". The information in respect of Belfast is not available in published form but I shall arrange for it to be sent to my hon. Friend.