Rating Reform

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th February 1988.

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Photo of Graham Allen Graham Allen , Nottingham North 12:00 am, 29th February 1988

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is outrage among the clergy in Nottingham and among the other religious denominations which will be hit very hard by the poll tax? They will have none of the relief on rates currently available, and they will suffer for it. Will the right hon. Gentleman tell us whether there are likely to be concessions or exemptions for Anglican and other clergy? If there are, will he ask for them to be extended to old-age pensioners in my constituency, who will also suffer under the poll tax?