§ Mr. Hobden
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is his estimate of the total financial benefit to ratepayers in Brighton from the Rating Act, 1965; and how this compares with the total financial benefit to the ratepayers of Brighton from the Rating (Interim Relief) Act, 1964.
§ Mr. MacColl
For the first half-year, rebates totalling some £47,000 have been granted, of which the Exchequer pays £35,000. In 2½ years Brighton's claims under the 1964 Act amount to £3,951 for individual relief and about £163,000 for grants in aid of rates generally, including commerce and industry.