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Rates

Volume 79: debated on Wednesday 22 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report in respect of (a) each local authority area in Scotland and (b) the average for Scotland as a whole, the percentage increase in average rate bills for 1985–86 over 1984–85 for (i) domestic, (ii) industrial, (iii) commercial, (iv) miscellaneous, (v) public utility and (vi) all subjects.

[pursuant to his reply, 30 April 1985, c. 90]: Since the tabulated information asked for by the hon. Member, and by my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, West (Lord James Douglas-Hamilton) is quite bulky, I am placing the computer print-outs in the Library rather than publishing them in the Official Report.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the average rates payments for (a) domestic ratepayers, (b) commercial ratepayers and (c) industrial ratepayers, for each district and region in Scotland.

[pursuant to his reply, 7 May 1985, c. 376]: Since the tabulated information asked for by my hon. Friend, and by the hon. Member for Gordon (Mr. Bruce), is quite bulky, I am placing the computer print-outs in the Library rather than publishing them in the Official Report.