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Council Tax

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the causes of changes in the level of council taxes since 1997-98 in (a) London and (b) England. (104995)

Council tax levels are a matter for local councils.

By 2007-08, the increase in Government grant for local services, since taking office, will be 39 per cent. in real terms and we remain committed to protecting local people from excessive increases in council tax.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will rank each local authority in England by the percentage of total expenditure met by (a) council tax and (b) central government grant in 2005-06. (105213)