HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 c426W
Mr. McAllion

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has of the total annual running cost to local authorities in Scotland of administering the new community charge in 1987–88.

Mr. Lang

The community charge system will come into full operation in 1989–90. We estimate that, in that year, the additional administrative expenditure will be in the range £17 million to £22 million.