§ 40. Mr. Hocking
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he will issue a circular drawing the attention of local authorities to the need for introducing methods which will enable ratepayers to pay their rates by instalments at regular intervals.
§ Sir K. Joseph
I shall shortly be consulting the associations of local authorities about the whole question of payment by instalments. Meanwhile rating authorities were asked some while ago to consider enlarging and publicising their present arrangements for payment of rates by instalments and I am sure that my hon. Friend's question will underline the need.