HC Deb 06 March 1970 vol 797 c208W
Mr. John Lee

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will now introduce legislation to require local authorities to levy full rates on properties empty for more than a certain period.

Mr. Freeson

My right hon. Friend has no proposals at present for legislation on this subject. This matter will be considered in the context of the review of local Government finance, on which we have promised a Green Paper.