§ 49. Mr. Shepherd
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the new rateable values in the Hazel Grove and Bramhall areas of Cheshire are of the order of 3.7 times the previous values; and why this increase is so much greater than any other increase in Cheshire.
§ Mr. Barber
All rateable values in England and Wales are based on the rentals at which the properties might reasonably be expected to let. The increase in value in this Area (which is 3.4 times the previous value) is greater than in other areas in Cheshire because it contains a higher proportion of good modern residential properties. If any ratepayer thinks his rating assessment is too high he will have the right after 31st March to take the matter to appeal.