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Rating Relief (Disabled Persons)

Volume 98: debated on Wednesday 4 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people in Scotland obtained rating relief under the Rating (Disabled Persons) Act 1978 in the latest year for which figures are available: what was the total value of the relief; and what was the cost (a) to his Department and (b) to local authorities.

For 1984–85 total rebates granted by rating authorities under the Rating (Disabled Persons) Act 1978 amounted to £12·328 million, of which £17,000 was not eligible for the 90 per cent. Government grant payable; the grant therefore was £11·080 million. It is estimated that some £11·976 million was in respect of 790 institutions for the disabled and £0·352 million for facilities for disabled persons in some 5,924 households.