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Local Taxation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:24 pm on 4th July 2005.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham 4:24 pm, 4th July 2005

I am listening to what the hon. Lady says about local income tax. Does she stand by what she said in the Evening Standard on 29 June:

"A fair local income tax would be simple and cheap to collect and wouldn't leave people impoverished."

How could it not leave three nurses who live together in a house in the city of Durham impoverished if they have to pay more council tax?