§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how much has been paid to(a) Newcastle and (b) Gateshead Council in respect of rates otherwise payable to them in respect of properties within the Tyneside enterprise zone in each year since the enterprise zone's declaration; and if he will distinguish between classes of property in each case.
§ Mr. Trippier
The amounts paid to Newcastle city council and Gateshead metropolitan borough council in respect of rate revenue forgone in each year are given in the following table. The payments cannot be broken down by class of property.346W
Rate revenue foregone in Tyneside enterprise zone Gateshead Newcastle £ million £ million 1981–82 0.9 0.5 1982–83 1.8 1.1 1983–84 2.0 1.0 1984–85 2.1 1.1 1985–86 2.6 1.4 1986–87 5.5 1.4 1987–88 7.8 1.3 1988–89 9.1 1.4