HC Deb 18 February 1982 vol 18 cc184-5W
Sir John Eden

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will ensure that the Bournemouth tax commissioner makes adjustments for board and lodging of hotel and guest house proprietors where the owners are resident on the premises, on the same basis as is done in Torbay, where there is a sliding scale relating to the size of the hotel, a married couple rate, and special provision for family.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

[pursuant to his reply, 12 February 1982, c. 502] No. The appropriate adjustment is a matter for negotiation between the local inspector of taxes and the proprietors or their representatives. I understand that the adjustment in Bournemouth already takes account of the number of adults in the household, the number of children and their ages.