HC Deb 16 January 1964 vol 687 c68W
Captain Kerby

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that blocks of exactly similar self-contained leasehold flats were erected by the same builders, with a leasehold 999 years and ground rent of £10 per annum, at the Boulevard, Durrington, and in Kingston Lane, Southwick, Sussex, that the rateable value of the Durrington flats is £122, and that the South wick flats are rated at £194; and if he will instruct the Lands Tribunal to inquire into this discrepancy.

Mr. Green

I am advised that South-wick is in an area where flats command higher rents than are to be expected in Durrington. Most of the occupiers of the flats referred to have appealed against their assessments and each appeal, unless it is previously settled by agreement or is withdrawn, will fall to be determined by the Local Valuation Court, from whose decision either party can appeal to the Lands Tribunal. I have no power to instruct the Lands Tribunal to make an inquiry.