HC Deb 30 March 1988 vol 130 c503W
Mr. Barry Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether sporting organisations in Scotland will be required to pay the unified business rate; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lang

As the first stage in the reform of non-domestic rates in Scotland, increases in the non-domestic rate poundages set by local authorities will, under section 3 of the Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Act 1987, be subject to an index-linked ceiling from 1 April 1989. This will benefit sporting organisations and other non-domestic ratepayers in Scotland.