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Business Rates

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2006, Official Report, column 370W to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles), on business rates, how many (a) hotels, (b) hostels and (c) bed and breakfast establishments were on the 2005 Rating List for each local authority area in Wales. (94711)

I have been asked to reply.

The number of properties described as (a) hotels, (b) hostels and (c) bed and breakfasts, in the 2005 Rating List for Wales, for each local authority area, at April 2005, is shown in the following table.

Local authority

Hotels

Hostels

Guest and boarding houses (B and B)

Anglesey

21

12

24

Blaenau Gwent

?

3

4

Bridgend

16

3

17

Caerphilly

5

5

4

Cardiff

48

9

25

Carmarthenshire

19

12

60

Ceredigion

24

13

69

Conwy

143

49

166

Denbighshire

35

10

33

Flintshire

16

6

5

Gwynedd

88

118

93

Merthyr Tydfil

6

1

1

Monmouthshire

22

3

7

Neath Port Talbot

8

4

6

Newport

25

2

12

Pembrokeshire

86

18

143

Powys

52

42

50

Rhondda Cynon Taff

8

5

3

Swansea

23

16

49

Torfaen

2

?

2

Vale of Glamorgan

14

2

9

Wrexham

17

5

4