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Taxation Powers

Volume 973: debated on Thursday 8 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if it is his intention that no proposal will be put to the forthcoming conference on Northern Ireland for any locally elected body to have powers of taxation, with the exception of local rates.

The consultative document which I shall lay before Parliament shortly will set out the range of powers and responsibilities that the Government would be prepared to see transferred from Westminster. These will not include the general power to raise revenue by taxation.