HC Deb 17 December 1986 vol 107 c577W
20. Mr. Speller

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek powers to remove the application of rates from wind generators providing electricity in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Chope

I have no plans to exempt electricity generating plants from rating. But all such plants, including wind turbines, are exempt when situated on agricultural land and used in connection with farming operations.