§ Mr. Tipping
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list by district council in Nottinghamshire the number of appeals presently notified to valuation officers by property owners against council tax bandings; and how long he expects it to take for these appeals to be dealt with.
§ Mr. Nelson
[holding answer 10 May 1993]: As at 6 May, some 5,398 appeals have been made by taxpayers in Nottinghamshire, against their council tax bandings. Of these 277 are in Ashfield, 453 in Bassetlaw, 327 in Mansfield and 685 in Newark and Sherwood. The remaining 3,656 are in Broxtowe, Gedling, Nottingham and Rushcliffe for which individual statistics are not yet available.
As the total number of appeals which will be made in Nottinghamshire cannot yet be predicted, it is not possible to determine the length of time it will take to deal with these appeals.