HC Deb 10 April 1963 vol 675 cc179-80W
Sir Richard Glyn

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs by what proportion the increase in rates payable on houses in the rural district of Wimborne and Cranborne due to the recent revaluation exceeds the corresponding increases in the adjoining areas of Bournemouth and Poole; and, in view of the fact that many parts of Wimborne and Cranborne do not have street lighting, made-up roads with pavements, main drainage and educational and other amenities, what steps he will take to rectify this anomalous situation.

Sir K. Joseph

The average increases in share attributable to revaluation are estimated at 35½ per cent., 21½ per cent., and 19½ per cent., respectively. On or after 1st April, any ratepayer who thinks that the assessment of his house is higher than its rental value justifies can make a proposal for a reduction.

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