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Local Government

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th April 1976.

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Photo of Dr Jim Marshall Dr Jim Marshall , Leicester South 12:00 am, 28th April 1976

The hon. Gentleman mentioned two horrendous years. I assume that he was referring to 1973–74 and 1974–75. Is he aware that the amount paid in rates as a percentage of personal disposable income was less in 1974–75 than in 1938?