§ 56. Mr. J. Rodgers
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will take steps to ensure that household property which has been empty for a period of three months should be liable to payment of half rates.
§ Sir K. Joseph
The House has rejected similar proposals on a number of occasions. Apart from any question of merits, it is doubtful whether a scheme could be devised which would be equitable in its operation and yet produce sufficient in rates to justify the cost of administering it.