HC Deb 01 May 1990 vol 171 c483W
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.