HC Deb 01 December 1998 vol 321 c112W
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. [61666]

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.