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Local Taxation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:53 pm on 4th July 2005.

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Photo of David Howarth David Howarth Shadow Minister, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister 4:53 pm, 4th July 2005

The fallacy in the hon. Gentleman's point is the assumption that the local authority would need to know anything about taxpayers' affairs. As in other countries, the system would be prepared through the national tax authorities. All they have to know is where people live. They already know that; otherwise, how would we receive our tax notices?