HL Deb 14 March 2005 vol 670 cc117-8WA
Lord Hanningfield

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many properties in England are currently in each council tax band; and how many properties they estimate will be in each council tax band following the council tax revaluation with effect from 1 April 2007. [HL1425]

The Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Lord Rooker)

Numbers of properties in England in each council tax band as at 11 October 2004 are tabled below.

Band Number of properties on valuation lists as at 11 October 2004 (million)
A 5.569
B 4.202
C 4.704
D 3.298
E 2.062
F 1.090
G 0.780
H 0.121
Total 21.825

The distribution of dwellings to bands after revaluation will depend on property values as at 1 April 2005 and on decisions yet to be taken on the number and values of council tax bands. The report of the independent inquiry into local government funding by Sir Michael Lyons which is due by the end of this year will inform the Government's decisions on council tax bands.