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Local Government Finance

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:26 am on 3rd April 2001.

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Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Labour, Oldham East and Saddleworth 10:26 am, 3rd April 2001

Would a local income tax be raised from the residents of the borough or district, or from the employees working within that geographical boundary? How would the hon. Gentleman ensure a fair distribution of resources, given the higher incomes in the south-east?