HC Deb 20 May 1974 vol 874 c59W
Mr. Stephen Ross

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what approximate numbers of staff are employed in the collection of rates throughout the United Kingdom; and what reduction could be envisaged if the domestic element were relieved from payment of rates altogether.

Mr. Oakes

I am afraid it is impossible to make reliable estimates. Local authorities organise their work in different ways.