HC Deb 19 January 1998 vol 304 c422W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the measures being taken by(a) the Valuation Office and (b) the Valuation Office in the Bristol area to reduce the avoidance of business rates on outdoor advertising sites. [22173]

Dawn Primarolo

Valuation Officers in England and Wales are responsible for including all rateable business uses in local rating lists and have been reviewing the position with outdoor advertising sites for some months. In the Bristol area, the review has been under way for some time similarly and a number of missing sites have been identified and will be assessed for rates by the Valuation Officer accordingly.

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