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Rates

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek to amend the law relating to the effect on the rateable value of homes of installing central heating; and if he will make a statement.

We intend to abolish domestic rates starting in 1990. This will sweep away all the anomalies of the present rating system including those associated with the installation of central heating systems since 1974. I trust that we shall have the hon. Member's support.