HC Deb 14 May 1981 vol 4 c324W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will take steps to limit increases in rate rebates to the level of increases in the retail price index.

Mr. King

I have no plans to do so. The principle of the rebate scheme is to assist people with their actual rate bills according to an assessment of their means. It is to be expected that, for many reasons, increases in rates and in the retail price index will differ.