§ 47. Mr. Bessell
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will seek to amend the existing rating Acts to provide for rates to be levied on premises which are habitable but have been unoccupied for a period of 12 months or more.
§ Mr. Crossman
I must ask the hon. Member to await the outcome of the Government's examination of local government finance, which will include the rating system.