§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer of 14 November,Official Report, column 323, on local authorities' receipts from business rates on sporting rights, on what he based his estimate of the total business rates paid on sporting rights. 
§ Mr. Gummer
The total rateable value of sporting rights in England which are severed from the occupation of land is £8.2 million. No figures are available for sporting rights which are not severed and which fall to be valued as part of the land over which they are exercised. For estimating purposes, we took the additional rateable value of such rights across England to be between £2 million and £3 million.