§ Mr. Rooker
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the areas with the highest contribution to the safety net if no maximum contribution were set and give the figures for each area.
§ Mr. Chope
The table shows the areas which would contribute more than £75 per adult to the area safety net in 1990–91 if there were no maximum contribution. The figures use the same data as the exemplifications in the consultation paper my right hon. Friend issued on 6 November.
Areas making highest contributions to safety net if no maximum contribution using provisional 1990–91 figures Contribution (£ per adult) City of London 228 Westminster 226 South Bucks 126 Chiltern 124 Kensington and Chelsea 120 Oxford 94 Camden 91 Wycombe 86 Elmbridge 84 Epping Forest 80 Cambridge 75
§ Mr. Rooker
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what are his latest estimates of the distributional impact of the community charge on household finance;
(2) what information he has showing the relationship of domestic rates and the community charge to net household income on the equivalent net income basis following his statement of 6 November, Official Report, columns 685–7;
(3) if he will construct a table in the same form as figure 4 of Cm. 9714, "Paying for Local Government", showing the first year with safety net and fully in place, the relationship between gross and net community charge to 82W net household income for (a) single pensioner households, (b) other single person households, (c) two adult households, and (d) three adult households;
(4) if he will estimate the number of (a) single-pensioner households and (b) single pensioners who will (i) gain and (ii) lose upon introduction of the community charge;
(5) if he will construct a table similar to table J7 in Cm. 9714 based upon the figures in his statement of 6 November, Official Report, columns 685–7, in respect of the community charge;
(6) if he will produce an updated version of table J7 in Cm. 9714, "Paying for Local Government", showing households gaining and losing with full replacement of domestic rates by the community charge by (a) region, (b) local authority and (c) parliamentary constituency;
(7) if he will set out in the Official Report his estimates for the main household types of the gains and losses upon the full introduction of the community charge, showing totals, figures net and gross and the effect of rebates.
§ Mr. Chope
The latest estimates of the distributional impact of the community charge on household finance, using illustrative community charges for 1988–89 were placed in the Library on 15 December 1988. An extension of the analysis to cover pensioner couples was placed in the Library on 28 February 1989.
An analysis using the 1990–91 charges published by my right hon. Friend on 6 November is under preparation and will be published as soon as possible. Analyses by local authority or Parliamentary constituency will not be possible however due to limitations of the sample survey data. There are some limitations on the analyses which can be made by region.