HC Deb 20 July 1987 vol 120 c101W
Mr. Raison

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of local government spending in England is at present provided by the domestic rate; and what proportion he anticipates will be provided by the proposed community charge.

Mr. Howard

Net domestic rate income accounts for about a quarter of local authority total expenditure in England. The Green Paper "Paying for Local Government", Cmnd. 9714, assumed that the community charge would raise a similar proportion. The precise proportion will be a matter to be determined nearer the time.