HC Deb 30 March 1987 vol 113 cc421-2W
Mr. Straw

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will publish tables in the Official Report showing in respect of each district and borough in England and Wales at what rateable value the estimated community charge will be equal to the domestic rate bill for one, two and three-adult households, with and without safety nets;

(2) if he will estimate the size of the total safety net provision for England and Wales in the first year of operation of the community charge; how many local authorities will contribute to this provision; how many will receive from it; and which will be the top 10 contributors and recipients;

(3) if he will publish in the Official Report tables relating to the impact of the community charge, showing for each district and borough in England and Wales (a) the average domestic rate bills for 1986–87 and (b) his estimate of the community charge at a taxpayer level on a comparable 1986–87 basis, for one adult, two adult and three-adult households, with safety nets, and without safety nets, showing in each case the difference between rate bills and community charges.

Dr. Boyson

I shall answer these questions shortly.

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