HC Deb 21 May 2002 vol 386 c208W
14. Mr. Heath

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to reform the uniform business rate. [55540]

Dr. Whitehead

Our proposals for business rates in England are set out in the Local Government White Paper "Strong Local Leadership Quality Public Services", published on 11 December. It includes among other proposals our new schemes for rate relief for small businesses and Business Improvement Districts.