§ Mr. Loyden
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will arrange for an independent inquiry into the building and design of council houses on the Netherley and Bell Vale Estates in Liverpool.
§ Mr. Guy Barnett
The average non-domestic rate poundage levied by each metropolitan district council in 1976–77, together with the increases over 1975–76 and 1974–75, is listed below. Non metropolitan county councils are precepting authorities and do not levy rates. The average rate levied within each county by its component districts is not available, but the average for all non-metropolitan district councils is shown separately for England and Wales.
arrangements between the council and the contractor on the one hand, and the council and the private architects commissioned on the other. In the circumstances I would expect any disputes to be settled as part of normal contractual procedures.