HL Deb 20 May 1997 vol 580 c6WA
Lord Beaumont of Whitley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they propose to bring into force Parts and III of the Local Government and Rating Act 1997; and, if so, when.

Baroness Hayman

The abolition of non-domestic rates on sporting rights, introduced by Part I of the Local Government and Rating Act, was brought into force on 1 April 1997. Decisions on the other provisions of Part I will be announced in due course. Part III comes into force on 19 May 1997 by commencement order SI no. 1997/1097.