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Local Government Finance

Volume 168: debated on Wednesday 28 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether his estimate of what the rates levied in each local authority for 1990–91 would have been had rates continued will be based on a proportion of grant-related expenditure into 1990–91 or on standard spending assessments; and if he will publish a table estimating for each local authority the sums under each system, the gains and losses and the effect of these on the average rate bill and the poll tax demand.

[holding answer 26 February 1990]: It is our intention when community charges are finally set to say what the increase would have been in domestic rates had that taken the place of the community charge.