HC Deb 03 February 1998 vol 305 c636W
Miss McIntosh

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what estimates his Department has made of the average level of council tax increases in 1998–99. [24890]

Ms Hilary Armstrong

The level of council taxes will depend on the spending decisions of individual authorities. We are not in a position to know what authorities' decisions will be.