HC Deb 29 October 1981 vol 10 cc435-6W

Mr. Dewar asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is now in a position to confirm that the quinquennial rating review due to take place in 1983 will take place and that he will not be postponing or varying this by use of his powers in part 1 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1981.

Mr. Rifkind:

No. My right hon. Friend hopes to make an announcement before long.