§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the loss of rate income to local authorities in England in the current financial year from the provisions of the Rating (Disabled Persons) Act 1978.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
Local authorities in England estimate that the loss of rate revenue arising from the mandatory relief given under the provisions of the Rating (Disabled Persons) Act 1978 will amount to some £56.2 million in 1984–85. Ninety per cent. will be refunded by specific Government grant, leaving a net loss of some £5.6 million.