§ Captain Kerby
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he is aware that a high proportion of ratepayers in West Sussex exist on fixed incomes and are concerned about the rise in rates levied by the West Sussex County Council: and whether, within the framework of his present review of the national rating system, he will give particular consideration to the problems of West Sussex, in view of the large number of ratepayers living on fixed incomes.
§ Mr. Corfield
My right hon. Friend has no information about the proportion in West Sussex. But, wherever they live, ratepayers living on fixed incomes cannot fail to be concerned about any increase in rates and in their review the Government will give particular attention to them in the light of the report of the Allen Committee, when that is available.