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Council Tax

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he has responsibilities for co-ordination of Government policy on council tax. (86002)

[holding answer 17 July 2006]: Responsibility for policy relating to council tax rests with the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The hon. Member may be aware that I chair the Cabinet Committee on Local and Regional Government. The Chair of a Cabinet Committee must act in a neutral way if the system is to work effectively. Departments’ views are represented by their own Ministers who attend the meetings.