HC Deb 16 March 1965 vol 708 cc243-4W
99. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the anomalies that have occurred and are occurring as a result of the revisions in local government boundaries in rating assessments, and that identical houses in the same road, formerly in East and West Ham, are now in Newham, with rating assessments and rates of houses in the former area of West Ham being higher than those in the former borough of East Ham; and whether he will take action to rectify these anomalies.

Mr. MacDermot

No; but if my hon. Friend has any particular cases in mind, I will be glad to investigate them.

Mr. Rhodes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many appeals against their household rating assessments were submitted between 1st April, 1963, and 1st April, 1964, by householders in the Dene, Heaton, Walkergate, St. Lawrence, and Walker wards, respectively, in the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Mr. MacDermot

I regret that this information is not available.