HC Deb 24 May 1994 vol 244 c95W
Mr. Straw

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many appeals were outstanding against the 1990 non-domestic rating lists on 31 March in each year since 1991.

Mr. Gummer

The numbers of 1990 non-domestic rating appeals outstanding with English valuation tribunals each year on 31 March were—to the nearest thousand—582,000 in 1991; 558,000 in 1992; 412,000 in 1993; and 259,000—provisional figure—in 1994. These figures take account of all appeals received in valuation tribunals since the rating lists came into force.