Local Government Finance

Part of Question Time — Scottish Executive – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:30 pm on 22nd January 2004.

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Photo of Andy Kerr Andy Kerr Labour 2:30 pm, 22nd January 2004

If we consider Mr Sheridan's philosophy on the national minimum wage and add in its implications for the public sector, another £1 billion would be added to council tax payers' bills to subsidise his policies. Let us get the facts right. Mr Sheridan is upset because, at last, his policies are under attack. They are under attack because they will have a huge impact on hard-working families in Scotland.