§ Mr. Beith
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he intends to issue any advice to local authorities on the withdrawal of domestic rate relief for properties let for holiday occupation in the light of the decision of the High Court in the case of Skitterall v. South Hams District Council.
§ Mr. John Silkin
No. The statutory provisions governing domestic rate relief are set out in the General Rate Act 1967, and the case mentioned was quite widely reported. I do not think rating authorities need specific guidance on the matter from the Department.