§ Mr. Archer
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will send a circular to local authorities encouraging them to see that applicants for rate rebate are provided with a clear written account of the reasons and calculations upon which the rebate allowed, or the rejection of the application, is based.
§ Mr. MacColl
Rating authorities in general seem to be already going as far as they can reasonably be expected to go in explaining their calculations in these rebate cases, but my right hon. Friend is willing to study any available evidence to the contrary.
To require a written explanation in every case would involve much extra work