§ (2) what was the total amount paid to Scottish local authorities in domestic rate relief up to the most convenient date.
§ Dr. Dickson Mabon
By the end of the current local financial year Glasgow domestic ratepayers will have received almost £3 million in rate relief out of a total of about £18 million distributed to Scottish local authorities through the domestic element of rate support grant.
It would be very difficult for me to make a guess about that just now. I should not like to do so. But since the inception of the domestic element in 1967 there has been a net rise of 2s. 9d. in domestic rates in Glasgow, which is a little more than half the rise of 5s. 3d. in non-domestic rates.