HC Deb 25 April 1975 vol 890 c420W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to ease the burden of ratepayers in areas of Scotland which will face substantial increases in consequence of local government reorganisation.

Mr. William Ross

I shall shortly be laying before the House an order providing for the transition to uniform regional poundages to be spread over a three-year period.

Mrs. Winifred Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many increases in rates by over 15 per cent. he estimates there will be in Scotland; and if he will list these, and in each case state the amount of the alteration.

Mr. William Ross

It is not possible to make such an estimate.

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