Petitions — IsItFair Campaign

– in the House of Commons at 10:14 pm on 15th November 2005.

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Photo of Jeremy Browne Jeremy Browne Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) 10:14 pm, 15th November 2005

I wish to submit a petition on behalf of my constituents who support the IsItFair council tax protest campaign. There is considerable concern and unease in my constituency about rising council tax bills, which particularly penalise people on low and fixed incomes—especially pensioners and people on the typical wages in my constituency.

The petition states:

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons votes to replace Council Tax with a fair and equitable tax that, without recourse to any supplementary benefit, takes into account ability to pay from disposable income, such tax to be based on a system that is free from any geographically or politically motivated discrimination, and that clearly identifies the fiscal and managerial responsibilities of all involved parties.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.