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Rates

Volume 976: debated on Friday 21 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is his latest estimate of average local authority rates, including water rates, paid by tenants of local authority housing, distinguishing between single people, married couples and families of different sizes.

The latest estimated average rate bill, including water rate, paid by tenants of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive is £81·73. It is not possible to make a distinction between single people, married couples and families of different sizes.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is his latest estimate of the average domestic rate charge, including water rates, by county in Northern Ireland.

As district council boundaries do not conform to county boundaries, it is not possible to give the average domestic rate charge including water rate on a county basis. However, on a district basis the information is as follows:

DistrictAverage domestic rate bill £
Antrim96·91
Ards102·39
Armagh82·55
Ballymena101·55
Ballymoney88·96
Banbridge87·62
Belfast93·08
Carrickfergus113·62
Castlereagh110·02
Coleraine117·00
Cookstown81·11
Craigavon108·58
Down95·11
Dungannon78·45
Fermanagh71·82
Lame96·83
Limavady86·45
Lisburn110·33
Londonderry102·52
Magherafelt79·49
Moyle94·71
Newry82·97
Newtownabbey122·91
North Down138·36
Omagh75·93
Strabane80·62
Province
Highest£138·36 (North Down)
Lowest£71·82 (Fermanagh)
Average£96·07