§ Mr. O'Hara
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what would have been the additional increase in the council tax at Band D of each local authority in 1998–99 if the proposed council tax limitation scheme had been introduced this year, assuming the limit had been set at five per cent. over 1997–98. 
§ Ms Armstrong
We have abolished crude and universal capping and have not proposed a council tax limitation scheme for 1999–2000 or subsequent years. We will be taking reserve powers to limit council taxes in the Local Government Bill published on 1 December 1998.