§ Mr. Michael Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average change in the council tax between 1995–96 and 1996–97 for council tax payers in each of the unitary authorities which come into existence this year. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Urban Regeneration to my hon. Friend the Member for Eastbourne (Mr. Waterson) on 20 March 1996,Official Report, column 213.