Rating Reform

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st April 1982.

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Photo of Mr Gordon Oakes Mr Gordon Oakes , Widnes 12:00 am, 21st April 1982

Will the Secretary of State tell the House how many of those 875 submissions advocated a poll tax instead of or in addition to existing rates? Will he examine carefully the suggestion of a poll tax, which could be wide open to evasion, difficult to administer and more inequitable than the existing rating system?