HC Deb 29 March 1976 vol 908 cc340-1W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will take steps to prevent the levying of rate increases on property occupied by disabled person when alterations are made in order to make it possible for them to live in such accommodation; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Oakes

Section 45 of the General Rate Act 1967 provides for rate relief in respect of facilities for disabled persons. The implications of the recent decision by the House of Lords in a case involving that section are still being studied and I am not yet able to make a statement.