HC Deb 30 March 1999 vol 328 c588W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations he has received on the six bed-space rule relating to the business rate for small guest houses and hotels; and if he will make a statement. [78429]

Janet Anderson

I received representations on this subject during a recent meeting with the Chairman of the National Council of Hotels Associations. The matter has also been raised with me by tourism business people during visits to various parts of England. The Government have no current plans to amend the "six-person test" for non-domestic rates, although matters such as these are kept under review.