§ Mr. Barry Porter
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in theOfficial Report the estimate of the community charge his Department expects for the district councils in (a) Merseyside, (b) Greater Manchester, (c) Lancashire and (d) Greater London.
§ Mr. Gummer
The Government have made no estimates of future community charges. Illustrative figures were published on 23 June showing what the community charge would have been in each area had the new system been in force in 1988–89. Those illustrative figures assume existing levels of spending and existing local authority responsibilities.