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Gloucestershire County Council (Budget)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 2:16 pm on 19th April 1995.

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Photo of Mr Nigel Jones Mr Nigel Jones , Cheltenham 2:16 pm, 19th April 1995

The Minister will be aware that Gloucestershire county councillors will be meeting on Monday to decide whether to appeal against the cap. Is he also aware that the budget that the council has set increases the council tax by nothing at all? It is a standstill council tax. Will he be open to persuasion by the councillors when they come to appeal to have the cap relaxed?