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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 John Butterfill John Butterfill Conservative, Bournemouth West 4:00 pm, 4th July 2005

In response to the intervention about local government not being in thrall anywhere else in western Europe, may I cite the fact that local authorities in Germany and Austria get respectively 15 and 18 per cent. of the total national tax take, and they get it from central Government? They are almost entirely funded from the central Government, not from local people.