§ 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.