§ Mr. Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if local 684W authorities are permitted to include water rates with the general rate or with the rent for the purpose of assessing rate or rent rebates.
§ Mr. Guy Barnett
No. Rate rebates are available only in respect of the general rate and the rent which is eligible to be met by a rent rebate or allowance is the occupational element, excluding any payment for water rates.