§ Mr. Adam Butler
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his policy in regard to proposing rate relief for professional football clubs.
§ Mr. Oakes
It is for each rating authority to decide whether a particular body is eligible for discretionary relief under Section 40 of the General Rate Act 1967 and, if so, whether relief should be granted. My right hon. Friend has no proposals at present for amending the law in this respect.