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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 Simon Hughes Simon Hughes Shadow Attorney General, Party Chair, Liberal Democrats 4:00 pm, 4th July 2005

Ahead of the Lyons announcement, as a matter of philosophy, does the hon. Gentleman personally as a new Cabinet Minister—and does his party—believe in giving more power to local councils? Do they believe that more of the money spent locally should be raised locally?