HC Deb 07 June 1972 vol 838 cc91-2W
Mr. Edwin Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in the Official Report figures showing the amounts paid, by the manufacturing industries, in respect of local authority rates for each of the past four years.

Mr. Graham Page

Precise figures are not available. Estimated amounts paid in respect of factories, mills and other similar premises in England and Wales were:

£ million
1968–69 203
1969–70 221
1970–71 241
1971–72 279