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Non-domestic Rates: Ports

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 24 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations the Prime Minister has received on the effect of the application of retrospective business rates on firms located in ports. (281927)

The Secretary of State has received recent correspondence as set out in the table from some port businesses and their representatives on the issue of retrospective business rates.

Date received


6 May 2009

John MacIntyre, Frank Armitt and Son

20 May 2009

Louise Ellman MP, re Mersey Maritime

27 May 2009

Norman Hawkes, Leafe and Hawkes

29 May 2009

Graham Mansbridge, P & O Ferries

1 June 2009

Andy Dixon, Freshney Cargo

5 June 2009

Austin Mitchell MP re Freshney Cargo

10 June 2009

Louise Ellman MP

16 June 2009

Austin Mitchell MP

16 June 2009

Simon Leafe, Leafe and Hawkes

18 June 2009

Andy Dixon, Freshney Cargo