§ Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to publish his White Paper on the revaluation of commercial and industrial premises in England; and when he expects the actual revaluation to take place.
§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will set out the principles behind the continued rating valuation differences between flats and houses.
§ Dr. Boyson
There is no statutory distinction between houses and flats for rating purposes. Both are assessed on the basis of the annual rent which they would have commanded on the open market in 1973: the date of the last revaluation.