HC Deb 16 April 1986 vol 95 c389W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will set a date for the review of the formula for the calculation of rates by electricity boards; and if he will make a statement;

(2) if he will make it his policy to ensure that the review of the formula for calculation of rates payable by electricity boards will reduce the proportion of the payments falling on the London Electricity Board; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Rumbold

A review of all statutory rating formula, including that for the electricity supply industry, will be starting shortly. Consideration will of course be given to the relative proportion of the rate burden borne by the CEGB and each of the area electricity boards, but I cannot prejudge the outcome. It is intended that the review should be completed in time to be implemented with the revaluation of non-domestic property planned for 1 April 1990.