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Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the cost of paying business rates on empty commercial properties to local government in 2009-10. (255741)

An estimate of the cost to local government of providing empty property relief on non-domestic properties was published on the Communities and Local Government website at:

http://www.local.communities.gov.uk/finance/0910/dacalcs.xls

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many empty hereditaments were eligible to pay non-domestic rates in each region in each of the last five years. (258138)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Meriden on 2 February 2009, Official Report, column 968W.