§ 20. Mr. Fallon
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average rate poundage paid by businesses in (a) the north-east and (b) the south-east.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
The average non-domestic rate poundage in 1986–87 is 287p in the north-east and 190p in the south-east.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
We have received about 50 written representations, together with many more informal representations.
It is too early do draw any conclusions from these.