§ Mr. Tudor Watkins
asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will indicate the number and value of rebates granted to ratepayers in the rural and urban districts of Breconshire and Radnorshire under the Rating Act, 1966, for the separate years and the same figures for the Rating (Interim Relief) Act, 1964
§ Mr. George Thomas
Under the General Rate Act, 1967 (formerly the Rating Act, 1966), 1,530 ratepayers in Breconshire and Radnorshire received rate rebates in the first half of 1966–67 and 1,605 ratepayers in the second half-year. The total amount of rebate afforded in 1966–67 was £15,168. Similar information about rate rebates for the year 1967–68 is given for each local authority in Cmnd. 3725, copies of which were sent to all hon. Members in August, 1968. The number of recipients of rate rebates in 1968–69 are not yet available but so far, the estimated rebate for the year totals £12,843.
Relief to individual ratepayers under the Rating (Interim Relief) Act, 1964, totalled £41 in 1964–65 and £41 in 1965–66. No rebates were made in subsequent years.