HC Deb 26 March 1998 vol 309 cc243-4W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the future of the uniform business rate in Wales. [35736]

Mr. Win Griffiths

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State will consult shortly on his proposals for the operation of non-domestic rates in Wales. No changes to the present arrangements will be made until there has been full consultation with representatives of the business community and with local government.