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Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

Volume 487: debated on Monday 9 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Answer of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 351W, on non-domestic rates: ports, how the figure of approximately £200 million for the aggregate rateable value was calculated. (254012)

The figure of £200 million was an initial estimate, for England, of the aggregate of the port operators’ and port occupiers’ properties in the large ports of their rating assessments, based on information available at the time.

Since 6 October 2008, work has been undertaken to deal with inquiries and appeals in respect of those properties within ports, following consultation with ratepayers.