§ Mr. Onslow
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will list the powers he has to compensate local authority ratepayers against the effect of applications for rate relief, under Section 40 of the General Rate Act 1967, on the part of organisations such as the Animal Virus Research Institute at Pirbright which draw most, if not all, of their funds from Government sources.
§ Mr. John Silkin
My right hon. Friend has no such powers, but I will write to the hon. Member about the particular case he mentions.