HC Deb 07 April 1975 vol 889 c335W
Mr. David Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is aware of the hardship to small traders caused by the increased level of rate demands; and when is his latest expectation on the receipt of the Layfield Committee Report on Rates.

Mr. John Silkin

I understand that evidence has already been given to the Layfield Committee about the incidence of rates on small traders. I expect the committee to report at the end of the year.