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Local Taxation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:17 pm on 4th July 2005.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham 5:17 pm, 4th July 2005

Does the hon. Gentleman agree that those of his constituents and mine who are on average earnings would pay more under a local income tax scheme? During the general election, the Liberal Democrats' website verified that two average earners in my constituency—a policeman and a nurse, let us say—would pay more. Alas, that evidence has been removed from the website, as it became an embarrassment to the party.