§ 22. Mr. Wilson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent representations he has had from organisations concerned with mental health regarding the poll tax.
§ 23. Mr. Strang
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last discussed the poll tax with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.
§ Mr. Lang
My right hon. and learned Friend and I met the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities last Friday to discuss local government finance. At that meeting we announced the provision of additional resources to cover capital expenditure on the implementation of the community charge, both this year and next. My officials are in regular contact with the convention about the implementation of our proposals.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Act 1987 provides that students undertaking a full-time course of education will be liable192W to pay only 20 per cent. of the community charge. That liability will not arise until 1989–90 and the detailed arrangements for students' grants in that year have not yet been determined.