Business Rate

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th February 1987.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Environment) 12:00 am, 4th February 1987

I hope that my hon. Friend supports the Green Paper proposals, because domestic ratepayers in Hampshire, including those in Fawley, will benefit significantly from them. However, it is right for my hon. Friend to remind the House of the enormous contribution made by Esso to Hampshire rates. That is particularly apposite at a time when both the Labour party and the alliance parties on the council are vying with each other to propose a far higher rate increase in Hampshire than is necessary.