HC Deb 16 June 1989 vol 154 c541W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take urgent steps to introduce common methods for use by assessors in Scotland when deciding questions relating to the status of tourist accommodation to include guidance in the assessment of the domestic element in computing the commercial rateable value of hotels and guest houses, the criteria to be used to classify bed-and-breakfast establishments as commercial subjects not subject to the standard community charge and circumstances to be taken into account in deciding whether self-catering cottages are subject to the payment of the full standard community charge.

Mr. Lang

There are no plans to do this. The decisions of assessors and community charges registration officers in matters of this kind are subject to appeal.