§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his estimate of the loss of rate income to local authorities in Wales in the current financial year from the provisions of the Rating (Disabled Persons) Act 1978.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Local authorities in Wales estimate that the loss of rate revenue arising from the mandatory relief available under the Rating (Disabled Persons) Act 1978 will be some £2.7 million in 1984–85. 90 per cent. of this will be refunded by specific Government grant. Thus the net loss of rate revenue accounts will be approximately £0.27 million.