§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of the loss of revenue in the current year from rating relief for people with disabilities other than that provided through the housing benefit scheme.
§ Mr. Ancram
The loss of revenue to local authorities is minimal, since 90 per cent. of the relief they give is reimbursed by my Department. The expenditure of my Department, which is charged to the Rate Rebate Grants to Local Revenues, Scotland, Vote (Class XVIII, Vote 8), is expected to be about £7,370,000 in 1984–85.