HC Deb 25 June 1974 vol 875 c429W
Mr. William Shelton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is aware that, by general interpretation of the General Rate Act 1967, Section 48, the owner of a "flatlet house" is normally entered as the rateable occupier of such premises, with the consequence that all those living in the flatlets do not receive the benefit of the domestic rate support grant and are not eligible for rate rebates; and if he will introduce amending legislation to alter this situation.

Mr. John Silkin

I am aware that this can happen under some circumstances and I will consider whether amendment is necessary when rating legislation is next contemplated.