Regional Government

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he plans that regional assemblies would be able to levy taxes.

Photo of Nick Raynsford Nick Raynsford Minister of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Local and Regional Government)

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister stated in the White Paper, "Your Region, Your Choice" (Cm 5511) that an elected assembly will be able to raise money from a precept on the council tax. It will not be able to levy other taxes, including varying non-domestic rates or business taxes.

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