HC Deb 27 October 1970 vol 805 c77W
Mr. Golding

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will take steps to reduce the rating of colliery shale heaps.

Mr. Graham Page

My right hon. Friend recently circulated to representatives of those concerned his proposals for altering the basis of assessment to rates of mineral hereditaments, including colliery shale heaps; these would lead to a reduction in the assessments.