§ 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.