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Local Government Finance

Volume 170: debated on Wednesday 28 March 1990

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45.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what representations he has had on the poll tax rebate system; and if he will make a statement.

46.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what representations he has had concerning poll tax rebates; and if he will make a statement.

Ministers receive correspondence on a range of issues, both from hon. Members and from their constituents. In the last six months, 1,053 items of correspondence have been received by the Department about the community charge benefit scheme, but it is not possible to identify the number relating particularly to rebates in Scotland.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he has any plans to extend the period for poll tax rebate.

I refer the hon. Member to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Kingswood (Mr. Hayward) on 23 March at column 788.