§ Mr. Gardner
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what was the total number of rate rebates made by the Basford Rural District Council during the last year; how many ratepayers received these rebates; and what was the total Exchequer contribution towards the cost.
§ Mr. Skeffington
The last year for which figures are at present available is 1967–68. In that year the Basford Rural District afforded 1,219 rebates in the first rebate period and 1,181 in the second. The total amount of rebate for the year was £10,176. The Exchequer meets 75 per cent. of the cost of rebates.
Total amounts of relief afforded Proportion of relief met by Government grant 1964–65 1965–66 1966–67 1967–68 £ £ £ £ Per cent. Rating (Interim Relief) Act 1964 152 122 — — 50 Rating Act 1966 — — 87,263 81,131 75