HC Deb 26 April 1972 vol 835 cc306-7W
Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local authorities in Scotland currently operate the provisions of Section 244 of the Local Government Act, 1947; and if he will list these authorities in the Official Report.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Information about how many, or which, authorities exercise this discretionary power to give relief from rates on the ground of poverty is not available centrally. Since 1966, rate relief has been given mainly under the statutory rebate scheme.