HC Deb 26 January 1971 vol 810 c84W
79. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to relieve taxation through removing rating assessments on shale tips.

Mr. Graham Page

My right hon. Friend is at present considering making an Order which would reduce but not extinguish the rateable value of mineral extractive hereditaments generally, including shale tips.