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 Mr Kenneth Hind Mr Kenneth Hind , West Lancashire 12:00 am, 4th February 1987

Following what my hon. Friend has just said, will he keep to the principles that he has put forward by introducing a uniform business rate, and bear in mind that it will bring much-needed relief in the northern inner cities, where they are over-rated by Left-wing Labour councils, which are not responsible in their approach to rates and are driving jobs and enterprise from those cities?