§ Mr. Wiggin
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much was raised in Council Tax in(a) 2000–01, (b) 2001–02 and (c) 2002–03; and how much is expected to be raised in 2003–04. 
§ Mr. Leslie
Tabled as follows is the most recent figure for gross council tax income in England for each financial year. Gross council tax income includes council tax collectable by local authorities and council tax funded through council tax benefit.
Year Gross council tax income (£ billion) 2000–011 14.5 2001–021 15.5 2002–032 16.6 2003–042 18.9 1Outturn figures 2Budget figures
The figures in the table are the amounts expected to be collected in respect of each financial year. They are not the amounts actually collected within the financial year. Some of the council tax due for a particular year is not collected within that year. This means that the amount actually collected in any particular year is made up of income in respect of that year plus amounts collected from earlier and/or later years.