HC Deb 25 January 1977 vol 924 cc534-5W
Mr. David Watkins

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the actual or estimated cost of rate rebates in England and Wales for the financial year 1975–76; and what is the estimated cost for the current financial year.

Mr. Guy Barnett

In 1975–76 rate rebates totalling £117.4 million were granted in England and Wales. The estimated figure for 1976–77 is £140 million.