HC Deb 21 May 1979 vol 967 cc64-5W
Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will review the operation of the 50 per cent. rate rebate scheme for voluntary sports clubs.

Mr. King

Under section 40(5) of the General Rate Act 1967 local authorities are empowered to give discretionary rate relief to voluntary sports clubs. I believe that in general this provision works satisfactorily and I have no plans to review it at present.