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Local Taxation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:55 pm on 4th July 2005.

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Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb Conservative, Preseli Pembrokeshire 5:55 pm, 4th July 2005

My right hon. Friend is right. Welsh Assembly Ministers tried their best to say that the average council tax had increased by only 4 per cent. this year, but were forced to admit that, overall, it had risen by almost 10 per cent. Labour Ministers claimed that there would be as many winners as losers, as if council tax were a dodgy fairground lottery, but in the end they had to admit that it had risen by more than 9 per cent. this year.