§ Mr. French
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he intends to review his policy of uniform business rate with respect to outdoor advertising companies;
(2) what representations he has received regarding the effect of the uniform business rate on outdoor advertising companies.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
I have received a number of representations on this subject since April 1990. Hoardings and other advertising stations constitute non-domestic property and will continue to be rateable, as they have been since the last century.