§ Q160. Mr. Latham
To ask the Prime Minister if she will make a statement on the introduction of the community charge in England.
§ The Prime Minister
The vast majority of charging authorities in England have now sent out their bills net of both community charge benefit and transitional relief. I congratulate local authority chief finance officers on the work that they have done in meeting their billing deadlines. I deplore the decisions of those local authorities that have set excessive charges.