§ 86. Mr Leadbitter
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many old-age pensioners have been able to obtain relief in payment of rates in The Hartlepools within the terms of the Rating (Interim Relief) Act 1964.
§ Mr. MacColl
As I stated in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Brighton, Kemptown (Mr. Hobden) on 2nd March, responsibility for considering applications lies with the rating authority and they are not required to supply my right hon. Friend with details of relief given under the Act. I have no doubt that the local authorities concerned will be prepared to help my hon. Friend.