§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to the amount of rateable income derived by local authorities on a year-by-year basis from the date of inception of the rating of thoroughbred breeding establishments.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
The information is not held centrally. However, the total rateable value of horse breeding establishments assessed by valuation officers was of the order of £600,000 at March 1985. Applying the average general rate poundage for shire areas in England in 1984–85 of £1–69 in the pound suggests a potential rate income from these establishments of about £1 million for that year.