HC Deb 24 January 2002 vol 378 c1051W
Mr. Laurence Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on the liability of people in hospital to pay council tax. [29933]

Dr. Whitehead

During temporary stays in hospital, people remain liable for council tax at their normal addresses. However, when someone's main residence is a hospital, their previous home will be exempt from council tax if it is unoccupied.