HC Deb 08 December 1992 vol 215 cc578-9W
Mr. Milburn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the number and value of council house sales by region in each year since 1989(a) at current prices and (b) at 1989 prices.

Mr. Baldry

[holding answer 30 November 1992]: The information requested is given in the table. The figures exclude dwellings transferred to housing associations and other registered bodies in large-scale voluntary transfers. Such transfers accounted for some 71,000 dwellings valued at about £600 million in the period January 1989 to December 1991.

non-domestic rates pool to compensate local authorities for the shortfall in 1992–93 and 1993–94 which would otherwise occur as a result of the Non-Domestic Rating Act 1992. The basis of the calculation is set out in the table.

Calculation of distributable amount 1993–94
£ million
1. Income from Local Lists in 1993–94
(a) Total Local List RV x Multiplier (£31,500 million x 0.416) 13,104
(b) Less Transitional decrease (499)
(c) Less Reliefs on empty and partially empty properties (1,213)
(d) Less Reliefs to charities (330)
(e) Less Discretionary Reliefs (19)
(f) Less Losses on collection (200)

£ million
(g) Less Appeals in respect of previous years and other rating adjustments (541)
Sub Total 10,302
2. Income from Central List in 1993–94
Total Central List RV x Multiplier—and after transition—(£2,714 million x 0.416) 1,126
3. Income from Crown Contributions in Aid in 1993–94
Net Crown yield (after transition) 455
Net Yield for 1993–94 (Items 1, 2 and 3) 11,883
4. Reductions to Contributions
(a) Offset for City of London (25)
(b) Allowance for local authorities' collection costs (66)
Net Contributions for 1993–94 (1, 2 and 3 less 4) 11,792
5. Outturn Adjustments for previous years
(a) Less adjustments for empty property relief in respect of 1992–93 and previous years (606)
(b) Less other outturn adjustments in respect of 1992–93 and previous years (549)
Sub total of net contributions for 1993–94 less outturn 10,637
6. Exchequer Contributions to compensate for reductions in revenue resulting from the provisions of the Non-Domestic Rating Act 1992 (the 1992 Act)
(a) Add income foregone in 1992–93 due to revised transitional arrangements 400
(b) Add income foregone in 1993–94 520
(c) Add addition to cost of collection allowance in 1992–93 and 1993–94 2
Sub-total 922
Total NNDR Distributable Amount for 1993–94 11,559


1. Item 1(a): the estimated rateable value total represents the values of non-domestic hereditaments on local rating lists.

2. Item 1(b): the adjustment includes the estimated amount of rates that will not be recouped locally due to the revised transitional arrangements under the provisions of the 1992 Act.

3. Item 1(e): discretionary relief granted to charities, non-profit making organisations and for other reasons.

4. Item 1(g): net adjustments in respect of appeals and other amendments to the rating list affecting liability for previous years' rates settled in 1993–94.

5. Item 2: the rateable value of non-domestic hereditaments on the central rating list after adjustments for appeals.

6. Item 4(a): a preliminary estimate of the reduction in the amount which the City of London will not be required to pay into the non-domestic rating pool on account of the local rate in the City. It is the amount which will be retained by the authority to meet its expenditure.

7. Item 4(b): the allowance for the costs incurred by local authorities in collecting the non-domestic rates from ratepayers.

8. Item 5(a): adjustments based on estimated mandatory reliefs for empty property in 1992–93 and earlier years not taken into account in the calculation of the Distributable Amount for 1992–93.

9. Item 6(a) and (b): the contribution from central government to offset the amount of the Secretary of State's estimate of income foregone arising from the provisions of the Non-Domestic Rating Act 1992.

10. Item 6(c): estimated additional sum for local authorities' costs of collection in 1992–93 and 1993–94 resulting from the provisions of the 1992 Act.