§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what is his latest estimate of the number of band D equivalents in each council tax band in(a) Strathclyde and (b) Scotland as a whole; and if he will make a statement;
what is his latest estimate of the total number in each council tax band in (a) Strathclyde and (b) Scotland as a whole of (i) dwellings, (ii) exempt dwellings, (iii) chargeable dwellings which are subject to a disabled reduction, (iv) chargeable dwellings which are entitled to a single discount for the purposes of council tax, (v) chargeable dwellings which are entitled to two discounts for the purposes of council tax and (vi) total equivalent number of dwellings after discount exemptions and disabled relief; and if he will make a statement;
(3) what is his latest estimate of the number of dwellings on the valuation list in (a) Strathclyde and (b) Scotland as a whole; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stewart
[holding answer 26 July 1993]: The available information is set out in the table. Updated estimates will be available in the autumn. These will give, for the first time, information, by band, on numbers of exempt dwellings, dwellings which are subject to disabled reduction, and dwellings receiving single discounts and two discounts.981W
Strathclyde Scotland Tax proportion Dwellings Band D equivalent Dwellings Band D equivalent Band A 6 311,874 207,916 588,607 392,405 Band B 7 237,648 184,837 570,284 443,554 Band C 8 145,646 129,463 330,040 293,369 Band D 9 99,244 99,244 234,530 234,530 Band E 11 91,087 110,229 232,051 283,618 Band F 13 41,497 59,940 112,868 163,032 Band G 15 27,361 45,602 78,449 130,748 Band H 18 2,695 5,390 10,088 20,176 Total 956,152 842,621 2,156,917 1,961,432 The number of dwellings expressed is determined by multiplying the number of dwellings in the band by the ratio of the tax proportion for the band to the proportion for band D.