§ Q62. Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Prime Minister when she expects to be in a position to publish Her Majesty's Government's proposals to reform the rating system; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Biffen
I have been asked to reply.
When the Government have formulated proposals for reforming local government finance as a result of the studies now in progress they will be published for consultation. It is too early to say when this might be; but it is hoped it might be possible later this year.