HC Deb 01 May 1972 vol 836 c2W
40. Mr. Coleman

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the average percentage increase of Welsh local authority rates in 1972 as compared with 1971.

Mr. Peter Thomas:

Based on returns so far received rate poundages in Wales in 1972–73 should increase by an average of 5 per cent. over 1971–72.