§ Mr. Golding
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from the Newcastle-under-Lyme Rural District Council concerning rent rebates; and what has been his reply.
§ Mr. Graham Page
My Department received an inquiry from the clerk to the council about possible amendments to the rate rebate scheme to alleviate hardship. It replied that the future of the rate rebate scheme will be considered as part of the Government's review of local government finance.