§ Mr. Peter Robinson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the total cost of issuing summonses by the Department of the Environment rating division for the non-payment of rates in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
The estimated cost of issuing summonses is as follows and is more complete than the information which I gave the hon. Gentleman in my reply of 15 May 1985 at column148.
£ 1982–83 52,200 1983–84 109,000 1984–85 214,800
Costs for 1980–81 and 1981–82 are not readily available.