HC Deb 14 December 1965 vol 722 c229W
Mrs. Thatcher

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what consultations he is having with local authorities about the new local tax he is proposing.

Mr. Crossman

Although I am convinced that rates must be replaced by a fairer local tax, the shape of this must depend on the future structure of local government. I shall have no specific proposals for such a tax for some time to come.