HC Deb 06 February 1984 vol 53 c478W
Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales by what figure and by what amount of cash rates have increased in Wales since 1979.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

The local authority average general rate poundage increased by 51.5p between 1979–80 and 1983–84. During the same period total rate income including domestic relief and rate rebates increased by £152 million.