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 do not accept the figures that the hon. Gentleman has quoted. Non-domestic rates conceal the true cost of local services to domestic ratepayers. On average, at present, for every £10 that is raised in rates £6 is paid by non-domestic ratepayers.