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Domestic Rates: Northern Ireland

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) gross and (b) net revenue from domestic rates in Northern Ireland was in each year since 1997-98; and what the estimated figures are in each case for 2007-08. (153805)

I understand that the information requested is obtainable from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, an agency within the Northern Ireland Department of Finance and Personnel.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether Sir David Varney’s review of taxation policy and economic growth in Northern Ireland will review the new system of domestic rates and the policy for domestic rate revaluations. (153809)

The published terms of reference for Sir David’s review were

“To report on how current and future tax policy, including, the tax changes in the Budget 2007, can support the sustainable growth of businesses and long-term investment in Northern Ireland.”