§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have now received court summonses over failure to pay the poll tax, and, of these, how many are income support claimants; how many liability orders have been issued by the courts and, of these, how many applied to income support claimants; what estimates he makes for these totals over the current three months; and if he will give a geographical breakdown by area or by court.
§ Mr. John Patten
Information about the number of summonses and liability orders in the period 1 April to 31 December 1990 is available in the Library; comparable information for the period 1 January to 31 March 1991 will be placed in the Library within six weeks of the end of this quarter. I have no information about the number of community charge enforcement proceedings against income support claimants, since this information is not available to justices' clerks and is not necessary for the purposes of these proceedings.
Appointed by Date Mr. Justice Knox The Lord Chancellor 11 January 1991 Miss Sheila Cameron, QC The Home Secretary 3 March 1989 Mr. David Macklin The Secretary of State for the Environment 16 February 1989 1 First appointed 1 January 1987.