§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take the necessary steps to secure that pensions and allowances paid under the war pensions scheme are no longer treated as income for the purpose of deciding eligibility for rate rebates.
§ Mr. Graham Page
This point will be considered in the current review of local government finance, which includes an examination of the rating system. In the meantime I do not think it would be advisable to make further changes in the rate rebate scheme.