HC Deb 16 March 1992 vol 205 cc903-4W
Mr. Murphy

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he last met leaders of local authorities in Wales to discuss local government finance.

Mr. David Hunt

I chaired a meeting of the Welsh Consultative Council on Local Government Finance on 24 February to discuss implementation of the council tax.

Mr. Ian Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what has been the percentage change in the amount paid per household under community charge in Wales compared to the last year of domestic rates in real terms.

Mr. David Hunt

Average domestic rates per household in Wales for 1989–90, after domestic rate relief, were £327 or around £380 at 1991–92 prices, using the GDP deflator. The average community charge set for 1991–92 after community charge reduction grant was £92, or £184 per two charge payer household—52 per cent. less than the average domestic rates figure for 1989–90.