§ 135. Mr. Lubbock
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what steps he is taking to mitigate the financial difficulties confronting local authorities in which university buildings are situated as a result of the relief given under the Rating and Valuation Act 1961.
§ Sir K. Joseph
The Act excluded from the mandatory relief given to other charities buildings occupied by the university institutions named in Schedule 1 and I intend to revise the list as needed to include new universities which also 177W receive grant from the University Grants Committee. These institutions will thus pay rates in full unless the local authority decide to remit their rates in part or whole.
§ Mr. Millan
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will give an estimate for 1963–64 of the percentages of the rates burden, for local authorities in England and Wales as defined in Section 5 of the Local Government Act 1958, which will be borne by domestic, commercial, and industrial ratepayers, respectively.
§ Sir K. Joseph
As I said in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Cirencester and Tewkesbury (Mr. Ridley) last Tuesday, I hope within the next few weeks to publish analyses showing for each county, county borough and metropolitan borough the distribution of rateable value among the main classes of property in the old and new lists. To extend the analyses to cover every local authority would involve a great deal of extra work and much delay publication.