§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) whether his Department has received any representations on the effects of the community charge on the provision of bed-and-breakfast accommodation; and if he will make a statement;
(2) whether his Department will consider modifying the application of the community charge towards bed-and-breakfast accommodation.
§ Mr. Chope
[holding answer 6 March 1990]: My right hon. Friend has received a number of representations on this matter. He has no plans to modify the proposals for the treatment of bed-and-breakfast accommodation for the purposes of the community charge and the new business rate which were given effect by the Standard Community Charge and Non-Domestic Rating (Definition of Domestic Property) Order 1990 [SI No. 162], which came into force on 2 March.