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Poll Tax Publicity

Volume 163: debated on Monday 4 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish details of his planned poll tax publicity campaign showing (a) the cost of television advertising, (b) the cost of newspaper advertising, (c) the cost of radio advertising and (d) the planned start and end dates of the campaign; and if he will make a statement.

We are not planning a poll tax publicity campaign. We are, however, preparing an

General rates—Highest annual increases since 1983–84
Year of increasePercentage of increasePoundages in pence
1. Ealing1987–8857·4160·5252·5
2. Waltham Forest1987–8856·6205·0321·0
3. Haringey1989–9055·7245·3381·9
4. Hammersmith and Fulham1987–8844·1165·5238·4
5. Calderdale1986–8737·3208·2286·0
6. Eden1986–8735·0194·3262·2
7. Leicester1986–8734·7174·7235·3
8. Allerdale1986–8734·1198·5266·1
9. Barrow-in-Furness1986–8733·7202·0270·0
10. South Lakeland1986–8733·2192·9256·8