HC Deb 15 March 1978 vol 946 cc256-7W
22. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much rateable value will increase in each region in Scotland, and if he will take steps to introduce transitional measures to spread the burden of the increases.

Mr. Millan

Estimated average increases in rateable value by region and district were given in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow, Pollok (Mr. White) on 18th November 1977—[Vol. 939, c.425–48.] As I explained in the debate on the Rate Support Grant Order on 15th December 1977—[Vol. 941, c. 1002–05]—I have decided, in agreement with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, not to introduce transitional arrangements for the revaluation.