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.
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.