HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 cc21-2W
Mr. Ingram

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will give the asset value of the land, buildings and capital equipment for each of those categories at the National Engineering Laboratory, East Kilbride;

columns 560–62, he will retabulate those tables taking into consideration the 15 per cent. rebate taper and any other relevant modifications to the rebate scheme.

Mr. Howard

[holding answer 9 June 1988]: The tables give the requested update of the figures provided by my right hon. Friend on 1 March 1988. As before, the figures should be treated as indicative only. They show that, as a result of reducing the community charge rebate taper from 20p to 15p in the pound, around 400,000 extra households are expected to contain individuals entitled to a rebate. Households where someone is presently projected to be entitled to less than the maximum rebate will also benefit from the reduced taper, with a total of 5 million adults gaining. As before, the estimated value of rebates does not include the benefit of uprating of income support in respect of the 20 per cent. minimum contribution to rates in 1988–89. The net cost of community charges to tax unit types is not therefore simply the difference between gross community charges and the value of rates. These figures relate to England only and are in 1986–87 prices, like the earlier table.

Household type Number1 millions
Single pensioner 1.5
Other single adult 0.7
Two adults 2.7
Three plus adults 1.2
All 6.2

Note: Numners may not add due to rounding.

1 Households where individuals are expected to be entitled to a community charge rebate.

(2) if he will list the Government Departments and non-Government agencies permanently on site at the National Engineering Laboratory, East Kilbride, listing the work undertaken by each of the organisations on site.

Mr. Chope

My right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has today placed in the Library an information pack which contains the requested information which is currently available.

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