§ The Minister for Local Government and the Regions (Mr. Nick Raynsford)
I have today placed tables containing the council tax figures for England for 2003–4 in the Library of the House. These show the average council tax per dwelling will be £908 in 2003–4, compared with £804 in 2002–3.
The average council tax in 2003–4 for band D dwelling (occupied by two adults) will be £1,102, compared with £976 in 2002–03.
This equates to an average increase in council tax between 2002–03 and 2003–04 of 12.9 per cent.