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Non-Domestic Rates: Public Lavatories

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 5 December 2005, Official Report, column 963W, how many public conveniences were registered for business rates by the Valuation Office Agency in each Government region at the most recent date for which figures are available. (193929)

As at 30 January 2008, there were 5,084 public conveniences included in the 2005 rating lists for England and Wales.

Government region

Number of public conveniences

East Midlands

367

East of England

530

London

385

North East

217

North West

457

South East

741

South West

926

West Midlands

381

Yorkshire and Humberside

424

Wales

656

Total

5,084

The figures do not include certain public conveniences, for instance those that are ancillary to public parks.