HC Deb 23 March 1983 vol 39 cc445-6W
37. Mr. Hicks

asked Secretary of State for the Environment what is the number of representations he has received against the present rating system following the publication of his Green Paper outlining possible alternatives; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. King

Of about 1,125 responses to the Green Paper "Alternatives to Domestic Rates", 443 wanted the abolition of the present rating system.

39. Mr. Stephen Ross

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to introduce his proposals for domestic rate reform.

Mr. King

I hope to be able to announce our proposals shortly.