HC Deb 06 November 1989 vol 159 cc412-3W
Mr. David Martin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will update the table placed in the Library on 19 July illustrating the impact, in each local authority area, of a system of local government finance based on a local income tax and on a system which combines local income tax with capital value based domestic rates, making the same assumptions but reflecting his estimates of 1990–91 expenditure, standard spending assessments and aggregate external finance.

Mr. David Hunt

I have today placed a table in the Library showing the figures requested, consistent with the announcements my right hon. Friend made in his statement today and with the exemplications of his proposals which he has sent to local authorities.

Mr. Brandon-Bravo

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the terms for the payment of community charge transitional relief in 1991–92 and 1992–93; and what will be the amount of relief granted.

Mr. Chris Patten

On 11 October my noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State announced in the other place details of the community charge transitional relief scheme. In 1990–91 the estimated cost of relief is £300 million. Transitional relief will be phased out over a three year period. The arrangements for future years are that in 1991–92 the amount of relief granted to an individual in 1990–91 will be reduced by 25p a week and by a further 25p in 1992–93. The cost of relief in 1991–92 is estimated to be £230 million and in 1992–93 £180 million.

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