HC Deb 17 July 1991 vol 195 c222W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects appeals against assessment of uniform business rate for 1990–91 to be completed.

Mr. Portillo

The hearing of appeals is a matter for the valuation and community charge tribunals, which are statutory independent. However, I expect the tribunals to determine by 1 April 1994 the bulk of appeals lodged in the financial year 1990–91 against the 1990 rating list.