§ 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 307W 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.