HC Deb 19 February 1969 vol 778 c127W
93. Mr. Buchanan-Smith

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is the estimated cost to agriculture in a full year of the rating of agricultural buildings.

Mr. Skeffington

No rates are leviable on agricultural buildings as defined in the General Rate Act, 1967. Information is not readily available about the total amount of rates now levied or leviable on other buildings used in food production, but it has been estimated that rates amounting to about £¼ million were levied in 1967–68 on intensive livestock buildings situated on agricultural holdings of over one acre in England and Wales.