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Rhodesia House (Oustanding Rates)

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Paddington's question of 21 January, if he will now report on the outcome of consultations with regard to the outstanding rates of £324,000 in respect of Rhodesia House; and when the money will be paid to the City of Westminster council.

Following a meeting on rating questions with the chief executive and other senior officials of the Westminster city council, we have reminded Rhodesian officials and representatives of the incoming Government of the the need to settle the account for arrears of rates on Rhodesia House. I understand that Rhodesian representatives have recently been in touch with the Westminster city council about the outstanding rates.