§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will amend paragraph 19(3)(b) of the Rate Rebate Regulations 1974, to provide that a ratepayer need apply for a rebate once only in the course of a single financial year.
§ Mr. Guy Barnett
No. The need for ratepayers not of pensionable age to apply for rebates at more frequent intervals than a year enables the rebate to be more closely matched to their current circumstances.