HC Deb 10 June 1986 vol 99 cc124-5W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to the answer of 16 April, Official Report, column 389, if he is yet in a position to say when the review of statutory rating formulae will begin; if he will make it his policy to ensure that, in so far as the inquiry relates to the electricity supply industry, evidence is taken from the London Electricity Board, the London Electricity Consultative Committee and the associations representing local authorities in London; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Rumbold

Officials of the relevant Government Departments have begun work on drawing up guidelines for the review of statutory rating formulae. Meetings, involving representatives of the industries affected and the local authorities, are expected to start later this year. Full consideration will be given to the position of the London Electricity Board.