HC Deb 03 February 1981 vol 998 cc99-100W
Mr. Nicholas Baker

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider seeking to introduce a scheme by which small local rating authorities would have power to give rate relief or waiver from rates for a specified period to small and growing industries in development or other areas.

Mr. King

We are currently considering many aspects of the rating system including the effects of rating on industry and commerce, and will certainly bear in mind my hon. Friend's suggestion.