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Rates

Volume 82: debated on Monday 8 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what is the policy of the Department of the Environment rating division with regard to cases where summonses for the non-payment of rates have been issued wrongly; and whether those summoned have to pay the cost of the summons;(2) how many summonses for the non-payment of rates have been issued in Northern Ireland by the rating division of the Department of the Environment in each of the last four years;(3) how many summonses issued in Northern Ireland for the non-payment of rates by the Department of the Environment rating division in each of the last five years were subsequently withdrawn; and what were the principal reasons for these withdrawals.

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the replies I gave on 15 May 1985 at column 148.