HC Deb 15 July 1997 vol 298 c125W
Mr. Nigel Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what Government proposals exist to harmonise rate relief for voluntary sports clubs in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement. [7990]

Mr. Raynsford

There is no disparity between the rate relief regimes in England and Wales. Non-profit making sports clubs in both countries are eligible for relief at the discretion of their billing authority. If relief is granted, 75 per cent. of the cost is borne by the Exchequer.