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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:48 pm on 22nd February 2017.

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Photo of Richard Drax Richard Drax Conservative, South Dorset 1:48 pm, 22nd February 2017

I think that the right hon. Gentleman is playing with figures slightly. In a sense, I believe that the Government have honoured that promise, but it depends, as I have said, on council tax being raised every single year. In some cases, it is not, and, as we have heard, the various different bands raise different amounts of money. The Minister is well aware of that, and he is doing his best.