HC Deb 26 June 1997 vol 296 c597W
Ms Julie Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if his proposed review of the Council tax system will include the liability of students in full-time higher education who share houses with non-students. [5496]

Mr. Raynsford

The previous Government announced plans to amend the council tax liability rules to exclude students from joint and several liability for council tax. This remains the new Governments intention and we will make the necessary amendments as soon as we have an opportunity to amend primary legislation.