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London Residuary Body

Volume 181: debated on Monday 26 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will assess the likely impact on 1991 levels of poll tax in London boroughs due to the inability of the London residuary body to make available the promised £155·5 million arising from the sale of county hall; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 23 November 1990]: The effect on the community charge will depend on decisions taken by London boroughs in the light of the failure of the County Hall Development Group to complete the purchase of county hall. In setting their budgets it is for boroughs to decide what account, if any, they should take of capital receipts not yet to hand.