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Rating Reform

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a further statement on the application of the community charge to members of monastic communities; and if it is his intention to propose any amendments to the law in relation to such people.

Expenditure on regional preferential assistance to industry in Scotland Fiscal year (at cash prices)
£ million
Local Employment Act:
Scottish Development Agency Act:
Land and factory building9·518·627·837·847·355·146·443·623·323·820·2
Loans to small tourist enterprises0·1
Industrial Development:
Regional Selective
Assistance Regional Development12·919·314·917·822·319·620·224·731·848·135·4
Highlands and Islands
Development Board:
Land and factory building0·82·03·94·94·86·95·410·94·93·0
Other Assistance:
Investment Grants0·6
Tourism (Development of Tourism Act 1969 Section 4)0·71·01·31·61·92·0
Regional Employment
Premium Small Firms78·81·5
Employment Subsidy0·71·57·42·0
Total gross expenditure213·9150·1159·0143·3198·1231·2369·5228·6187·2197·0241·6

The position of members of religious orders under the community charge proposals is still under consideration.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what arrangements he now intends to make in respect of student nurses under the poll tax legislation.

Student nurses, like other adults, will be liable for the personal community charge and eligible for community charge rebates in appropriate circumstances.