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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:02 pm on 2nd October 2008.

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Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None 5:02 pm, 2nd October 2008

The result of the division is: For 68, Against 34, Abstentions 16.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Resolved,

That the Parliament calls on the Scottish Government to publish in detail, prior to the introduction of a council tax abolition Bill, how it proposes to allocate to each local authority local income tax revenues and all other sources of funding, including revenue support grant and non-domestic rates income, together with indicative figures for each local authority for the first year of operation of local income tax, and how stability of funding is delivered to ensure that no local authority loses revenues directly because of the introduction of the new tax system in the event of the Bill being enacted, and believes the UK Government should agree that Council Tax Benefit money forms an integral part of local government finance and should be available to local government as part of decisions by the Scottish Parliament to reform local taxation in Scotland.