It is a matter of studying the impact assessment of any business rate supplement and, in the end, a judgment. We believe that the judgment strikes the right balance, as I described earlier. I shall come to that in a moment, but now I would like to turn to the two principal questions that underpin the different amendments of the Conservatives and the Liberals.
First, both parties amendments propose that there should be a ballot in all cases in which the levying authority wishes to introduce a business rate supplement. Second, they propose that the requirement to have a ballot should not apply to London.