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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 Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman Shadow Secretary of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) 4:00 pm, 4th July 2005

I thank the Minister for allowing me to reply to that point. The Institute for Fiscal Studies confirmed that our proposal was fully costed and fully funded, and among the savings was the scrapping of the best value comprehensive performance system, which costs £1 billion a year.