Council Tax

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:12 pm on 2nd March 2005.

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Photo of Nick Raynsford Nick Raynsford Minister of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Local and Regional Government) 2:12 pm, 2nd March 2005

If the hon. Gentlemen restrained themselves, they might find these figures instructive. They can make their interventions after they have listened to the figures because they tell an interesting story.

North Dorset district council has set a 23.7 per cent. increase and South Cambridgeshire district council has set a 100 per cent increase—yes, 100 per cent. What do all the councils that I have mentioned have in common? They are controlled or led by the Conservatives. That is the common factor behind the disproportionate increases in council tax.

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Brian Jaye
Posted on 12 Mar 2005 10:13 pm (Report this annotation)

So North Dorset will be capped ? Still waiting confirmation from this minister