§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will state the number of appeals against business rateable value revaluations lodged in each standard region up to 30 September 1990.
§ Mr. Key
[holding answer 29 October 1990]: The number of proposals to alter a non-domestic rating list reported as received in the regions operated by the valuation office is as follows:
Region Proposals East Anglia 50,080 East Midland 58,452 Liverpool 35,079 London 107,936 Manchester 41,977 Northern 69,853 South Eastern 38,002 Southern 48,667 Wales 27,336 Western 37,924 West Midland 48,641 Central List 17 Total 563,964
In addition, there have been approximately 68,000 appeals against certifications made by valuation officers for the purposes of the transitional arrangements.