§ 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 these22W totals between the public and the private sectors.