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Local Taxation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 4th July 2005.

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Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman Shadow Secretary of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) 3:32 pm, 4th July 2005

Before making an intervention that is an attack on my party's policy, the hon. Lady should acquaint herself with its detail. In addressing her very real concerns, I remind her that the sum in question is not £50. We are talking about a 50 per cent. increase, which is a significant increase, as I am glad she acknowledges. I further remind her that the figure is capped at a maximum of £500 in order to address the very point she makes. So we did take into account those two important details.