HC Deb 09 November 1966 vol 735 c313W
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.