HC Deb 17 January 1992 vol 201 cc687-8W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many people have been summonsed for poll tax arrears in England to the latest available date; what is the estimated cost of legal proceedings to date; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Patten

I have been asked to reply.

During the period 1 April 1990 to 30 September 1991 magistrates courts in England issued approximately 7.5 million summonses. The estimated cost of legal proceedings during this period is £5 million.

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