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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 Andrew Turner Andrew Turner Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 5:17 pm, 4th July 2005

The hon. Gentleman is, of course, absolutely right that they would have to pay more: the lower the average income in the constituency, the higher the rate at which local income tax would have to be levied. I have to say that I did not spend much time during the general election looking at the Liberal Democrat website. I had much better things to do, but perhaps we are about to hear an explanation now.