asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now order a total freeze for 1974 on domestic rates so that ratepayers may benefit equally with those living in rented accommodation.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why he has subsi- 30W dised the rates of urban citizens but not of those living in smaller communities.
§ Mr. John Silkin
Under the Rate Support Grant Order which my right hon. Friend laid on 14th March, domestic ratepayers in rural areas will receive exactly the same amount in the pound of rate relief as will those in urban areas—13p in England and 33½p in Wales.