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Local Taxation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:00 pm on 4th July 2005.

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Photo of Brian Jenkins Brian Jenkins Labour, Tamworth 4:00 pm, 4th July 2005

Can the Minister confirm, off the top of his head, that, over the past 20 years, the amount of spending raised by local councils has been some 25 per cent. and the amount provided by the Government has been 75 per cent., irrespective of the ever-growing burden that this Government are alleged to have put on local councils?