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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 20th February 1992.

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Photo of Mr Derek Enright Mr Derek Enright , Hemsworth 3:31 pm, 20th February 1992

The Home Secretary has written to inform me that 11 million summonses have been issued for non-payment of the poll tax. Can we debate next week the legislation that demands that local authorities prosecute the estates of people who have died for their share of the poll tax, particularly in the case of many of my constituents, whose estates cannot even pay for their funerals?