§ Mr. Richard Wainwright
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will investigate the reasons for a discrepancy of up to 10 per cent. between some rateable values assessed from the Huddersfield (Kirklees) Valuation Office and those assessed from the Wakefield Valuation Office, which has been revealed by the transfer of the Denby Dale area from the 323W Wakefield Valuer's District to that of the Kirklees Valuer.
§ Mr. Denzil Davies
No. The position in the area has already been reviewed. Rateable values are based on rental values and these will vary from place to place, but there is an adequate appeal procedure if individual ratepayers are dissatisfied with their assessments. The transfer of the area followed the 1974 local government boundary reorganisation.