§ Mr. William RossTo ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if he will list for each council area, (i) the old and the new rateable value of commercial premises, (ii) the rateable value of domestic properties and (iii) the rateable value of other properties; and what was the(a) percentage increase in and (b) sums raised in respect of each category for each area (x) in 1995–96, (y) in 1996–97 and (z) projected for 1997–98 by means of (1) the regional rate and (2) local rates; [18514]

(2) if he will list the sums in respect of rate relief (a) paid in 1995–96, (b) paid in 1996–97 and (c) projected to be paid in 1997–98 in each council area; and in each case what percentage this is of the total sum raised by each council. [18515]

§ Sir John Wheeler[holding answer 4 March 1997]: I shall write to the hon. Gentleman as soon as possible.