§ Mr. Arthur Jones
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what is the estimated cost of running the DLT Office during 1976–77, 1977–78 and 1978–79;
(2) what is the estimated cost of the work to be undertaken in respect of valuation for development land tax purposes by district valuers in England and Wales in 1976–77, 1977–78 and 1978–79.
§ Mr. Denzil Davies,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 31st January 1977; Vol. 925, c. 48–9], gave the following information:
The estimated costs at current prices are as follows. The figures given for 1978–79 assume that work loads for that year will be roughly the same as those expected for 1977–78.
£'000 1976–77 1977–78 1978–79 DLTO 770 1,340 1,340 DLT Work carried out in District Valuers' Offices 325 650 650