HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 c81W
Mr. Canavan

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the total number of people who will not pay the poll tax.

Mr. Howard

I do not believe evasion will be a serious problem, and I have explained why on a number of occasions to the Standing Committee considering the Local Government Finance Bill. The most recent was on 25 February at columns 1000–1.