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Rating

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether rateable values have been harmonised to bring Scotland into line with England and Wales; and if he will provide details.

I shall write to the hon. Member and arrange for a copy of the letter to be placed in the Library of the House.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will list those types of hereditaments where assessment of rateable values has not been harmonised to bring Scotland into line with rateable values in England;(2) what powers he has to give direction to assessors in Scotland as to the assessment of the hereditaments for rating purposes; and what exercise has been made of such powers.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he expects to receive following the 1995 revaluation in respect of (a) hotels, (b) chemical plants, (c) fabrication yards and (d) airports.

I shall write to the hon. Member and arrange for a copy of the letter to be placed in the Library of the House.