§ Mr. Frank Field
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to refuse any request for those Wirral councillors who own properties within the borough for a dispensation so that they can vote on a motion to levy rates on empty properties.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
No application for dispensation under section 97 of the Local Government Act 1972 has been received on this matter. Any such application would be considered on its merits.