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Local Government Finance

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 4 July 1990

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21.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his latest estimate of the total amount of poll tax unpaid in Scotland for 1989–90; and if he will express this as a percentage of the total amount of poll tax payable for that year.

I understand that around 87 per cent. of budgeted revenue has been collected by local authorities to date.

57.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement about his consideration of proposed changes in the poll tax legislation.

My right hon. and learned Friend and I and colleagues are looking at a number of aspects of the existing community charge arrangements. We have made it clear that we are prepared to make changes if they are required.