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Landfill Tax

Volume 268: debated on Tuesday 12 December 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the costs of the new landfill tax to Scottish local authorities over the next three years. [5510]

The costs of the landfill tax and the offsetting reductions in national insurance employers' contributions will be estimated and taken into account in discussions with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities about the local government finance settlement for 1997–98.