HC Deb 27 November 2000 vol 357 c374W
Mr. Dobson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what is his most recent estimate of the annual value of the business rate foregone by the non-rating of agricultural premises. [140381]

Ms Beverley Hughes

Since agricultural premises and land have been exempt from rates since 1929 and are not valued for rating purposes, I have no reliable basis on which to make such an estimate.