§ Mr. Fraser
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many appeals against banding for council tax are outstanding in Lambeth; how many have been determined(a) on the grounds of manifest error, (b) by agreement and (c) following a hearing; and how long it will be before all outstanding appeals are likely to be settled or determined.
§ Mr. Baldry
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Don Valley (Mr. Redmond) on 17 February, column967.
Details of the number of the settlements which were resolved by agreement, the number which were withdrawn by the proposer and the number determined by tribunal for each local authority area are not collected centrally.644W
As I announced on 11 January, we expect four out of five appeals to be dealt with before the end of the year and the remainder to be settled as rapidly as possible thereafter.