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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:31 am on 17th May 2012.

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Photo of George Young George Young The Leader of the House of Commons 11:31 am, 17th May 2012

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for reminding the House that the compounded saving of two years’ freeze is worth up to £147. I pay tribute to those local authorities that have been able to make sometimes difficult decisions to pass those benefits through. He also contrasts the record of the coalition Government in our first two years with the record of the previous Labour Government, under whom, as he said, council tax doubled.