To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer
(1) pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Glenrothes of 20 January 2010, Official Report, column 391W, on council tax, whether his Department has estimated the cost of a council tax freeze in (a) year one and (b) year two taking into account council tax benefit savings;
(2) pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Chorley of 26 January 2010, Official Report, column 673, on council tax, what estimate he has made of the cost of a council tax freeze in England net of savings from council tax benefit payments.
The estimates referred to on
The impact on council tax benefit of a two-year freeze on council tax has not been estimated.