HC Deb 11 June 1974 vol 874 c526W
Mr. Normanton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to prevent the rate able values of flats from being assessed at a higher figure than a comparable detached or semi-detached property.

Mr. Oakes

No. Rate able values are derived from rental values for all classes of property. To introduce arbitrary limits for one type of property would be unfair to occupiers of other types.