HC Deb 23 October 1989 vol 158 c301W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to remove rating relief from farmers who let out agricultural land for acid house parties.

Mr. Chope

Agricultural land is exempt from rates. Where the land is used for purposes other than that for which it is exempted, it may be brought into rating depending on the degree and frequency of that other use.