HC Deb 28 February 1977 vol 927 cc21-2W
Mr. Lawson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total yield in 1975–76 of industrial and commercial rates; what is his estimate of the total yield in 1976–77; and what proportion in each case is accounted for by ratepayers in the private sector.

Mr. Guy Barnett

The total rate yield of industrial and commercial properties in England and Wales is estimated to be £1,923 million for 1975–76 and £2,041 million for 1976–77. There is no information available on the division of these totals between the public and the private sectors.