§ Lord Rowallan
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will instruct assessors in Scotland to follow the same practices as suggested by the British Horse Society, the Association of British Riding Schools and the British Show Jumping Association to the English valuation officers in the agreed practice note of 1995 with regard to the rating of riding schools and livery stables. [HL950]
§ Lord Sewel
The Government have no powers to direct Scottish assessors in the way requested. It is for assessors to develop their own schemes of valuation on a professional basis. Rights of appeal are of course available to ratepayers in the usual way.