§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the instances on which he has used his powers under the Local government Act 1988 to confer exemptions from non-domestic rating liability. 
Mr. Jon Owen Jones
There have been no instances of the Secretary of State using his power under Schedule 5 paragraph 20 of the Local Government Finance Act 1998.
Following the transfer of functions this issue will be a matter for the National Assembly.