HC Deb 04 March 1997 vol 291 c595W
24. Mr. Bernard Jenkin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what assessment he has made of the level of council tax likely to be levied in Essex in 1997–98. [17025]

Sir Paul Beresford

No such assessment has been made, as it is for local authorities to set their own levels of council tax in their area in the light of local needs and priorities.