HC Deb 09 July 1985 vol 82 c423W
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.